Shortly after his inauguration, the Louis Vuitton Foundation invites you to discover his bowels. It is throughout the exposition “The Keys of a Passion” that it affirms the founding principles of commitment. The new Lady of Frank Gehry puts ahead its modernity by presenting a selection of works that are uncontested references to art history.
The passion guidelines resonate with its four members: expressionism, subjective, contemplative, popiste and music. They structure the contemporary collection.
Between « The cry » by Edouard Munch and the man without a face from the work “Foreboding complex” by Kazimir Malevich, the anguish of solitude that emanates invades you. The dark colours and the deformed bodies stun you with their dark thoughts. They grab you, questioning you face to life, facing death…And it is not the flamboyant red and bloody portrait of the dancer Anita Berber that will break this grip.
Then the power of abstraction removing you from his arms and let you discover the sweetness of « Water Lillies » by Claude Monet. You see yourself take the bridge decorated with plants and you feel some fullness to dominate this flowerbed. Dunes, lakes, nature.. Your inner light is reborn in the heart of the contemplation of these works together for the first time. Your heart is filled with wonder to the progress of society and is seduced by its most contemporary expressions: sports, advertising. All means are good to generate and spread joy.
You then wear a keen eye to the dynamism of this movement that grabs you into her dance. It is almost as if the works offer you their musical notes on the sly, one by one, scattered in private concertos. On these few steps of dance the glass lady fills you with happiness and leads you to the passion. The magnificent architecture of the building and lyrical hath has opened to you her heart!