The Louvre Abu Dhabi has just acquired a collection of surrealist art by some of the art world’s most famed artists.
From Marc Chagall to Matisse and Pablo Picasso, 20th century art enthusiasts will be in for a treat as the museum has managed to get their hands on some infamous pieces of work including Chagall’s painting, “Between Darkness and Night,” which would have been created at any point between 1838 and 1943.
Works by French Baroque artist, George de La Tour, bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Japanese prints from the 18th and 19th centuries, amongst other works have been loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. In a statement, Manuel Rabate, director of the museum said, “Our new acquisitions represent the ongoing building of a fascinating and historically valuable national collection for Abu Dhabi which, in turn, contributes to our mission, which is to tell stories of cultural connections across different civilizations, times and geographies.”
He added, “Our universal museum is proud to see such a strong collection taking shape, despite the background challenges of our times.”
The museum has also secured 18 new loans from Paris’ Centre Pompidou and enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to view the likes of Henri Mattise’s 1909 painting “Algerian Woman,” Raymond Duchamp-Villon’s abstract bronze sculpture from 1914, “Le Grand Cheval.”