An Art-Filled Swiss Idyll in Lausanne and the Joux Valley

The museum has a collection of over 10,000 works dating back to 1816. Many of them are by Swiss artists, including the Giacometti couple.. When I visited, on one floor there was a temporary large-scale exhibition of more than 100 paintings by the Swiss painter Gustav Busche, an important figure in the Swiss avant-garde movement of the early 20th century. But I was fascinated by the more realistic paintings of François and his Bossion, who frequently depicted boatmen working on the shores of Lake Geneva in the 19th century. Bosion was obsessed with capturing the elusive beauty of light reflected on the surface of the water. His tenacity is our reward.

However, the museum is not strictly parish. It also holds and exhibits bold names such as Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and Rodin. There will also be an exhibition on textiles by his art pioneer, Magdalena Abakanowicz, until late September.

The newest addition to Plateforme 10 covers the far end of the plaza. It’s a huge white cube, with the only window that appears to break the cube. The building was designed by Portuguese architects Francisco Manuel Aires Mateus and his wife Manuel Aires Mateus and opened in June 2022 along with the square. This cube houses two of his other museums in the district. photo elise, State museum dedicated to photography.and Mudak Museum of design and contemporary applied arts.

At ground level, the interior of this massive block combines robustness with tent-like ventilation. Downstairs, with an interactive photo studio, was the best of museum education. Visitors can dress up with props, take digital photos, and edit them at Wright’s table. All this to teach the concept of framing and composition.

The photo exhibition culminated in the Elysée Museum’s contribution to the district-wide exhibition on the art train showcasing photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nan Goldin and others. Many of the photographs reminded us how trains can represent escape and adventure, and the prayer of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the desperate. A 70-year-old black-and-white photo of war refugees piling up on a train feels like it was taken last month.

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