|Photo: Charles Caratini / Cour grand-ducale|
Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie paid a visit to the exhibition "21, rue de La Boétie" in Liège, Belgium, today. She was accompanied by the State Secretary for Culture Guy Arendt and met Anne Sinclair, author of the book the exhibition is based on. The book tells the story of Sinclair's grandfather, Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959), one of the great art dealers of the first half of the last century.
The exhibition portrays the career of Rosenberg, a successful businessman and knowledgeable art lover, friend and agent of Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Léger, Marie Laurencin, and more well-known artists, and serves as the guiding theme through a much wider history than his own, one in which he was both actor and victim. The exhibition shows art and civilisation, with the gallery of Paul Rosenberg serving as the pivot to 20th century period paintings that combines the history of art, social and political history and the history of mentalities as these unfolded in France, Europe and the United States. For more information on the exhibition, have a look here.