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The Alana Collection. Masterpieces of Italian painting

90 min visit

Jacquemart-André museum
13 Sep → 20 Jan 2020
From Mon to Sun 10 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Mon until 8:30 pm during exhibitions.

« A collection of extraordinary museum quality!  »

For this new season 2019, the Jacquemart-André Museum is hitting hard by highlighting the Alana Collection, one of the most precious and secret private collections of Italian Renaissance art in the world, currently held in the United States. More than 75 masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters such as Lorenzo Monaco, Fra Angelico, Uccello, Lippi, Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bronzino or Gentileschi are on display before our amazed eyes. The exhibition offers a rare and unique opportunity to admire these exceptional works for the first time. Well known to art historians, this collection is nevertheless very unknown to the general public, as it has never been exhibited. But who is behind the name Alana? The Alanas are a Chilean collector couple Álvaro Saieh, who made his fortune in finance, and his wife Ana Guzmán, whose contraction of their two first names created the name Alana. In line with the greatest American collections, the Alana Collection is the result of intense selection and love of art work carried out over several decades by this couple. Over the years, their passion has developed into a real fascination for Gothic art and the Italian Renaissance and has gradually led them to take an interest in 16th and 17th century painting. The loan of these masterpieces was granted on an exceptional basis to the Jacquemart-André Museum because of the affection that the two collectors have always shown for it. The works presented demonstrate the vitality of the taste for the Italian Renaissance, considered as the founding moment of Western civilization. They offer an exhaustive overview of one of the largest private collections of ancient art, from 13th century painting to Caravaggesque works.


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