Worlds Most Celebrated Artworks Are Coming To Abu Dhabi

Diana Bell-Heather   |   26 - 10 - 2018

Louvre Abu Dhabi invites art buffs to immerse themselves in some of the most iconic masterpieces from a a variety of genres.


Vincent van Gogh’s The dance hall in Arles (1888)

Vincent van Gogh’s The dance hall in Arles (1888)


From this month, the museum will welcome 11 new permeant pieces and 40 loans introduced throughout the coming months, most notably the works by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.


Avalokiteshvara Buddhist sculpture

Avalokiteshvara Buddhist sculpture.


The new acquisitions in Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection include a Phoenix-headed Ewer from the Tang Dynasty, China (8th CE) in white earthenware with a three-coloured glaze and a monumental 175cm Avalokiteshvara Buddhist sculpture from China (11-12thC CE) representing Guanyin, a divinity of compassion, made in the Buddhist classical form from the Song dynasty. Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said:


“We are thrilled to unveil new artworks in our galleries this month. Louvre Abu Dhabi is proud to add 11 new monumental acquisitions to its collection. Building a collection is a gradual and rigorous process through the selection of marvellous pieces, and we hope visitors delight in discovering and learning about these new ones as much as we do.”


Phoenix-headed Ewer

Phoenix-headed Ewer.


The contemporary masters on loan are bound to draw in a large crowd of art enthusiast and will include Vincent van Gogh’s The dance hall in Arles (1888) and Claude Monet’s Madame Louis Joachim Gaudibert (1868) from Musée d’Orsay while Henri Matisse’s Reader on black background (1939) will be on loan from Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou.


Claude Monet’s Madame Louis Joachim Gaudibert (1868)

Claude Monet’s Madame Louis Joachim Gaudibert (1868)


“Our French and regional partners are greatly contributing to our universal narrative with an impressive selection of new loans. A number of important artworks from our French and regional partners that have become renowned by visitors, will also remain on display for another year,” added Rabaté.