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:
- Chute de la Mer de Glace seen from Chapeau 73 x 55, ‘Amis du Vieux Chamonix’ collection
- Rochers au Montenvers, 1865, 32 x 41, Musée Alpin, Chamonix
- Col della Loccie from the Weisshorn, 1886, 30 x 40, ‘Amis du Vieux Chamonix’ collection
- Dent du Géant and Glacier du Géant, 1882, 200 x 150, ‘Amis du Vieux Chamonix’ collection
- Crevasses sur la Mer de Glace, 1885, 100 x 78, ‘Amis du Vieux Chamonix’ collection.