the naturalist painter Jacques Rime

Poster of the exhibition. Foundation La Maison de la Rivière

The Foundation La Maison de la Rivière presents the work of the naturalist painter Jacques Rime in a retrospective exhibition (Quand Jacques Rime avec nature) featuring more than 60 drawings, paintings and engravings by the artist.

With his art, this colleague of Robert Hainard bears witness to the beauty of our habitat. In 2018, the Foundation La Maison de la Rivière organised a major exhibition dedicated to Robert Hainard, one of the prominent artists of nature of our time.

See also: La Fondation Hainard

Rembrandt, the Bible and his Engravings

Le Baptême de l’eunuque 1641 © Musée d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève

The exhibition Rembrandt et la Bible. Gravure divine is a collaboration between the Musée d’art et d’histoire (MAH) and the Musée International de la Réforme (MIR). A total of 72 works are brought together for the first time.

This group represents many of the 89 religious scenes engraved by the painter. Of the 314 prints Rembrandt made, 89 have a religious theme.

In addition to Biblical episodes, there are portraits of St Jerome, several Virgins with child, depictions of the Holy Family, the death of the Virgin and a portrait of women reading the Bible. The exhibition shows several variations of the same theme.

The exhibition design considers the medium Rembrandt used and is inspired by his studio in Amsterdam. The exhibition follows the chronology of the Bible, with texts from the Old and New Testament near the works, allowing visitors to see which episodes from the Bible Rembrandt selected and how he treated them.

His Biblical episodes are varied, and the realism of the characters can be interpreted as a desire to involve everyone in the events of the sacred story.

Rembrandt immortalised his family, neighbours and the people he encountered in 17th-century Amsterdam as models for his depictions. Because most of the engravings are small, the scenography unfolds by creating numerous enlargements of details.

The exhibition is divided into five rooms, including the religious context in Amsterdam, followed by a room combining biographical, historical and artistic chronologies, a printing press to print the details of the Rembrandt engravings on display, and a film explaining the etching technique used by the artist.

From Raphael to Piranesi and italian disegni in Vevey

Giorgio Ghisi (1520-1584), Les noces de Pschyché et Cupidon,1574. Musée Jenisch Vevey. Cabinet cantonal des estampes, Sammlung Kanton Waadt

Italian drawings from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century are the focus of the exhibition Disegno disegni. More than 100 sheets from a private collection are highlighted for this occasion, in dialogue with the museum’s collection.

Pieces from the Renaissance to the 19th century take visitors through Italy’s major artistic centres, from Venice to Rome, via Bologna and Florence.

Artists in these cities used diverse techniques and materials when creating their drawings. Religious and secular subjects, study pages and simple sketches show the versatility of the medium and its functions.

To complement the exhibition Disegno disegni, the Pavillon de l’estampe presents a selection of engravings made in Italy between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.

The exhibition From Raphael to Piranesi ( De Raphaël à Piranèse) highlights the role of prints in the spread of Italian models, from the many reproductions modelled on Raphael to Piranesi’s famous series of prints. It shows various techniques and subjects that have interested printmakers over the years.