"British painting" at the Fondation de l'Hermitage
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"British painting" at the Fondation de l'Hermitage

The current exhibition at the Fondation de l'Hermitage is devoted entirely to British painting from the Victorian era. Under the title "British painting: From Turner to Whistler," the gallery is shining a light on art produced during the golden age of the British Empire.

Credit Suisse has been a main sponsor and partner of the Fondation de l'Hermitage in Lausanne since 2000, and supports one exhibition each year. This year's exhibition, "British painting," offers visitors a unique insight into the art produced in the golden age of the British Empire, highlighting its captivating originality. This will be the first time that many of the impressive works, which are usually exhibited in the United Kingdom's most prestigious museums, have been on display in Switzerland.

In addition to Turner, whose dazzling work anticipated Impressionism, the exhibition also honors painters such as Atkinson Grimshaw, Pyne, Brett, and Martin, who are renowned for their work in landscape painting. In addition, the exhibition presents an opportunity to see the work of those artists who deal with the wide-ranging facets of modern life (Emslie, Fletcher, Hicks, Joy) and its social effects (Collinson, Holl, Mulready, Nelson O'Neil, Walker). The exhibition concludes with the works of Sargent and Whistler – two daring, virtuoso American portrait artists.