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Classical Collection

Detail from Franz Marc, Stables (Stallungen), 1913. Oil on canvas, 29 x 62 inches (73.6 x 157.5 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection 46.1037

Amedeo Modigliani, Nude (Nu), 1917. Oil on canvas, 28 ¾ x 45 7/8 inches (73 x 116.7 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, By gift 41.535
Paul Gauguin, In the Vanilla Grove, Man and Horse (Dans la vanillère, homme et cheval), 1891. Oil on burlap, 28 ¾ x 36 ¼ inches (73 x 92 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.15
Camille Pissarro, The Hermtiage at Pontoise (Les côteaux de l’Hermitage Pontoise), ca. 1867. Oil on canvas, 59 5/8 x 79 inches (151.4 x 200.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.67
Paul Cézanne, Bibémus, ca. 1894-95. Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 35 3/8 inches (71.5 x 89.8 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.6

Classical Colors

This color collection reflects the Guggenheim’s celebrated collection of modern masterpieces, and recreates the color palette of artists such as Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Robert Delaunay, Giorgio de Chirico, and Vasily Kandinsky. Each color was carefully chosen from paintings in the Guggenheim galleries. The selection was then refined in consultation with exhibition designers to ensure the colors are appropriate for a variety of architectural settings. Fine Paints of Europe precisely matched each color and created the final formulations. Each Classical Color relates to the painting from which it was derived and the artist who created it. (More information about the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection.)

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Start your color selection with the Classical Colors fandeck. Each of these colors uses Fine Paints of Europe’s unique tinting system to produce complexity and vitality in hue unlike ordinary paint. These colors will exhibit rich, subtle nuances of tone with shifts in light and season. See for yourself.

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