Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne

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  • Since early February 2018, the Foundation of the Hermitage, owner of the painting "Dancers at rest" a pastel by Degas, chose to highlight this less known medium of the general public and which appeared in the 16th century in Italy. The exhibition is remarkable since it offers more than 150 works covering a period of more than 450 years, the infancy of the use of pastel as colorful booster for line drawings, up to contemporary works of great size that one adorns the wall of the bottom of the basement Gallery. Through the halls - on four levels - we discover that the pastel is medium giving a little transparent, light shades, but it can also be on par with painting oil and be used for bright surfaces, sometimes violent. The visitor can choose to browse the exhibition by admiring the works and merely read the references attached to the wall, but he can also opt to do his journey with an audio guide (free). People wanting to find out more or who prefer to let themselves be led can choose the (paying) tour Thursday night or Sunday afternoon. In all cases, an exhibition not to be missed.
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  • A beautiful exhibition of pastels in a beautiful frame. The Museum is perfect, clear and concise explanations. We're having a great time to admire pastels by Degas, Szafran, Picasso or Liotard. Not to be missed!
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  • Is the main foundation that receives painting exhibitions of excellent quality, the site has a beauty of its own and the very beautiful park, imagine in summer must be even better.
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  • A superb collection. I am pleased I got to see it today. And want a wonderful place to visit!
  • The admission is 19CHF per person and it includes the audio guide too. Many of the museums here charge about 5CHF/EUROS at least so it is very reasonable and you have self-guide tours. And at the back of the museum, there is a beautiful garden with a lake view. There were people just came for a picnic and cycling.
  • Very nice place for hiking with a great restaurant just in front of the art gallery
  • Art museum with international and local paintings and sculptures. The museum has a café/restaurant and a gift shop.
  • I visited when the collection of E. G. Bührle was displayed. Amazing impressionist collection!

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