Hennessywhere2life | October 18, 2021 | 0 | Events , Happening Now , News , Shop , Special features
Moet Hennessy, world leader in luxury Wines & Spirits, is pleased to support the École Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts de Paris. A patron of this institution, Moet Hennessy has given carte blanche to ten artists.
“We are delighted to partner with our neighbors at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. The artists were inspired by the craftsmanship and heritage of the 25 Maisons of our group, and have also paid tribute to the painting by Jean-Francois de Troy, Le Dejeuner d’Huitres. Their artwork will be exhibited in our Parisian headquarters, at the intersection of art, architecture, design and gastronomy.” – Philippe Schaus, President of Moet Hennessy.
Le Dejeuner d’huitres is an emblematic piece by the artist Jean-François de Troy. This painting is the perfect illustration of the French art de vivre of the 18th century, with an abundance of details (food, wine, silverware…). But it is the presence of a cork in the air that makes this festive scene of a meal between gentlemen in an elaborately decorated room an iconic painting. This masterpiece is the first representation of a champagne bottle in Art. Royally commissioned by Louis XV and created in 1735 to decorate the after-hunting dining room of the small apartments in the Château of Versailles, today the piece is kept in the Conde museum in Chantilly.
As part of this exclusive collaboration with the Beaux-Arts de Paris, students and recent graduates were invited to create artwork for Moet Hennessy. Ten projects (pieces in ceramic, clay, wood, wax, resin, paper…) were selected, then specifically created to be at home in the reception areas of Moet Hennessy located at 142 rue du Bac and designed by the architectural firm Barbarito Bancel.
“These 10 students and young graduates bring complementary flavors to these spaces. Like young wines, they have great promise. Certain will find them a little green or too vibrant, others already fine and rich or balanced, and will enjoy their aromas. But they are nevertheless fresh on the palate and strong in sensations. We are proud of the responses of these artists. The photographs, ceramics, drawings, and sculptures that they have made give a delicious image to creation of today, of its freedom and its effervescence.” – Jean de Loisy, Director of the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Such programs are the perfect opportunity for artists to face specific aesthetic, architectural, legal and temporal constraints, which Juliette Green, Shengqi Kong, Clara Mazzoleni, Juliette Minchin, Alice Nikolaeva, Lia Pradal, Wan Lin Qin, Pierre Seiter, Theophile Stern, and Alzbeta Wolfova have successfully addressed.
Moet Hennessy, the Wines & Spirits division of LVMH, regroups twenty-five luxury Maisons, recognized internationally for the richness of their terroirs, and the quality and craftsmanship of their products. The LVMH group also holds renowned wine estates through “LVMH Vins d’Exception.” Moet Hennessy is furthermore a patron of the vocational program of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, “Artists and the Professions of Exhibition.”