FORT DE BARD – VALLÉE D’AOSTE – ITALY
Forte di Bard is a cultural hub in the independent region of the Val d’Aosta and is devoting its exhibition entitled Gabriel Loppé, painter, climber and traveller to this key figure in the genre of mountain art as well as nineteenth century mountaineering.
This exhibition will reunite more than 90 paintings, drawings and photographs in the Fort Bard and will examine all facets of Gabriel Loppé as a painter, climber, photographer and inveterate traveller. To enhance this presentation a selection of his climbing equipment will go on display for the very first time.
SKYWAY MONTE BIANCO – COURMAYEUR – ITALY
In Aosta valley, in Courmayeur, exhibition of painting prints in thebuilding of the cable car Skyway Monte Bianco.
Musée Dauphinois, Grenoble, France.
2 large format paintings belonging to the Association of ‘Amis du Vieux Chamonix’ were exhibited: The Grands Mulets Hut and a Glacier du Géant.
Musée des Ursulines, Mâcon, France
10 paintings by Gabriel Loppé from private collections or “Amis du Vieux Chamonix” were exhibited.
Fondation Glénat, Sainte-Cécile Convent, Grenoble, France.
Paintings with a mountain theme were proposed to 30 graphic artists asking them to imagine the reverse of the scene and individually describe a ‘before and after’ scenario associated with each picture.
Comic artist Fred Bernard chose to work on Gabriel Loppé’s Le Glacier des Bossons -private collection- which was then exhibited alongside the original.
The Newark Museum of Art, Newark (New Jersey, Etats-Unis).
70 paintings by American and European landscape painters, selected from 1830 to 1900, including a painting by Gabriel Loppé from the Asbjørn R. Lunde collection entitled Le Glacier et le Dent du Géant and dated 1896.
Musée-Château d’Annecy, France
In 2015, Le Musée-Château d’Annecy acquired a very important collection of photos by Gabriel Loppé. Composed of nearly 900 original prints and a hundred glass plates, it represents the artist’s largest photographic collection in a public collection.
The exhibition highlighted 75 photographic prints. Loppé was an inveterate traveller who frequented Paris, London and Geneva. Fascinated by the modern world -modernity- he photographed railways, steamboats, illuminated cities at night and the Eiffel Tower when lit up.
In winter he immortalized the mountainous landscapes of the Mont-Blanc massif and in the Swiss valleys at a time when mountain tourism was restricted to the summertime.
And views of different places in France like Embrun, Marseille, Paris, Normandy and Dieppe, Saint-Valery-en-Caux complemented the exhibition as well as family scenes as Loppé took many photographs of his grandchildren.
A big retrospective was organised in Chamonix for the centenary of his death. It was the second one, after the exhibition held in 2005-2006 in Annecy and Chambéry.
About 50 paintings, drawings and engravings were put on display in Chamonix at the Musée Alpin.
In La Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine Jany Couttet, approximately 100 photos were shown depicting Chamonix, Embrun, Paris, London and Switzerland.
Although Loppé considered himself an amateur phtographer, some of his finest ones reveal a debt to the English Pictorialist Movement.
It is worth highlighting that in 1989, a fund of photos by Loppé were acquired by the Musée d’Orsay in Paris acknowledging the quality and status of his photographs.
Paul Dini Museum in Villefranche s/Saône
Exhibition of works by 24 landscape painters including Gabriel Loppé with his: The old hut at the Grands Mulets, 130 x 175 cm, ‘Amis du Vieux Chamonix’ collection.
At the museums of Annecy, Chambéry and Gap
Major retrospective organized by Marie-Noël Borgeaud, author of Gabriel Loppé, Peintre Photographe et Alpiniste Editions Glénat 2002.
For the very first time, by exhibiting paintings, drawings and photographs together, Voyages en montagne shed new light on Gabriel Loppé’s personality and legacy.
This exhibition brought together 41 paintings, 28 drawings and 26 photographs all by Gabriel Loppé from private collections, the Amis du Vieux Chamonix and museums in the region.
Hôtel Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France
Photographic retrospective from private collections. Exhibition curator Marie-Noël Borgeaud.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
An exhibition to identify the notion of intimacy conveyed in 19th century photographs especially through family albums. Loppé’s intimate photo of a girl throwing a ball from 1891 was used for the publicity poster for the exhibition. Painters and writers tried out the new medium of photography and posed with their families: Hugo, Zola, Bonnard, Millet, …and Gabriel Loppé.
Musée de Grenoble, France
The museum was asked to commemorate its 200th anniversary with a far-reaching event which was the impetus behind the exhibition.
Sensing the mountain was about how artists responded to and appreciated, the feel, the spectacle of the special landscapes constituted by mountains.
When represented, the mountain has a real philosophical content, combined with its visual presence and its plastic strength.
The exhibition in Grenoble showed the origins of these representations from the end of the 18th century and their development until the beginning of the 20th century through different styles.
More than 200 paintings, drawings and watercolours were exhibited including the greatest artists such as Monet, Courbet, Cézanne, David, Delacroix, Doré, Viollet-le-Duc, Turner, Constable, Compton, Ruskin, Calame, Diday, Hodler, Valloton, Kandinsky, …and Gabriel Loppé.
5 works by Gabriel Loppé were exhibited: