Fauve and Expressionist Masterworks

The Israel Museum is pleased to announce that the exhibition Color Gone Wild will remain on view for over two additional months through January 11, 2014.

Vassily-Kandinsky Maurice-Vlaminck

Fauve and Expressionist Masterworks from the Merzbacher Collection

Due to the enthusiastic reception by the Israeli public – 125,000 of whom have already visited since the July opening – collector Werner Merzbacher has generously offered the Museum the opportunity to extend the run of this exceptional exhibition.

About Color Gone Wild
This exhibition presents Fauve and Expressionist masterworks from the collection of Werner and Gabrielle Merzbacher, one of the finest collections of Modern Art in private hands. Fifteen years following the highly-successful presentation of The Joy of Color, the Israel Museum’s first public debut of treasures of early Modern art from the Merzbacher Collection, Color Gone Wild showcases new acquisitions alongside masterpieces already known and loved by the public. On view are approximately forty works by artists such as Georges Braque, André Derain, Alexej von Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Henri Matisse, all linked by a vivid use of vibrant color as a vehicle for emotional expression.
Wassily Kandinsky, born Russia, active Russia, Germany, and France, 1866–1944 Two Horsemen and a Lying Person, 1909–10 Oil on cardboard © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
Maurice Vlaminck, French, 1876–1958 Potato Pickers, 1905–7 Oil on canvas
© ADAGP, Paris, 2013