Fondation Boghossian

Portrait of a Lady

Curator: Louma Salamé

Through a series of artworks, Portrait of a Lady illustrates the various forms of representation of women from prehistoric times to today, as well as the more specific journeys of a few exceptional women. Grouping a selection of ancient and contemporary pieces, the exhibition will establish a dialogue between different cultures and civilizations from the East and the West.

This project aims to honour the portraits of both renowned and unknown women from long ago to today. In addition to historical figures, the artworks convey images of Greece and Africa, with insights into the stories of the Queen of Sheba and Dido, Queen of Carthage. From the personification of fertility to the representations of courtesans and empresses, the exhibition endeavours to shed light on the different views and interpretations of women through the ages.

Boghossian Foundation

From 24 March 2022 to 4 September 2022
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Artwork(s) loaned
  • After the bath, nude wiping her hair

    Edgar Degas (1834—1917)

    After the bath, nude wiping her hair circa 1895
    Charcoal and fade on paper
    Former Sacha Guitry Collection
    Musée d’Orsay Paris, « Degas, Danse, Dessin » exhibition 2017-2018
  • Study for The Banjo Lesson

    Mary Cassatt (1869—1954)

    Study for The Banjo Lesson 1894
    Pastel on paper
  • Bust of a woman

    Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881—1973)

    Bust of a woman 23 May 1903
    Pen and ink on paper
    Musée d'Orsay, Paris 2018-2019 « Picasso Bleu et Rose »
    Royal Academy of Art, London 2020 « Picasso & Paper »
  • Mother and child

    Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881—1973)

    Mother and child 1903
    Ink on paper
    Marina Picasso Collection
  • The three old women

    Tal Coat (1905—1985)

    The three old women 1934
    Oil on canvas
    Galerie A l’étoile scellée, (André Breton), Tal Coat Gruber Marchand, 11 décembre 1953 - 9 janvier 1954
  • Sleepy Monique (Sister Jacques-Marie)

    Henri Matisse (1869—1954)

    Sleepy Monique (Sister Jacques-Marie) 1943
    Pen and ink on paper
    Matisse Familly
  • Femme temple (Pegeen Vail Guggenheim)

    Jean Hélion (1904—1987)

    Femme temple (Pegeen Vail Guggenheim) 1948
    Charcoal on paper
    Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris "Hélion. Dessins 1930-1978", 1979