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September 11, 2019
January 20, 2020
Bacon and literature
PARIS. First retrospective dedicated to Francis Bacon to be held in Paris since two decades, the exhibition “Bacon: Books and Paintings” mainly looks at how literary figures influenced his work between 1971 and 1992. So, it not only presents sixty paintings including 12 triptychs and a series of portraits and self-portraits but also includes rooms where famous French actors such as Jean-Marc Barr, Hippolyte Girardot and Mathieu Amalric read texts coming from books in Francis Bacon’s library written by Nietzsche, Joseph Conrad, T.S. Eliot and so on. Centre Pompidou. Place George Pompidou, 75004 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 11am to 9pm, till 11pm on Thursday. Admission : €15 / €12. Reservation required. Information :
www.centrepompidou.fr
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September 11, 2019
January 19, 2020
Naïve painters
PARIS. Through more than a hundred works, the exhibition “From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine” sheds light on naïve artists who renewed paintings in their own way, independently from the avant-garde movements, and produced brightly colored works. It presents canvases by the Douanier Rousseau and Séraphine but also from overlooked and so little-known artists such as André Bauchant, Camille Bombois, Ferdinand Desnos, Jean Ève, René Rimbert, Dominique Peyronnet and Louis Vivin. Musée Maillol. 61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 8.30pm on Friday. Admission : €13.50 / €11.50. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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September 11, 2019
January 16, 2020
The Golden Age of English Painting
PARIS. Through a selection of canvases lent by the Tate Britain, this exhibition highlights a key period in the history of painting in England, from the 1760s and the founding the Royal Academy of Arts to 1820. It mainly focuses on three painters : Joshua Reynolds, champion of historical classicism, Thomas Gainsborough who renewed the art of portraiture, and Turner, an outstanding landscape painter and a forefather of Impressionism. Musée du Luxembourg. 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 7pm, till 10pm on Monday. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0140136200
museeduluxembourg.fr
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September 12, 2019
January 26, 2020
The Figurative Mondrian
PARIS. Mostly known for his abstract works, Piet Mondrian also produced figurative paintings and drawings in the early stage of his career. This exhibition presents sixty-seven of them, half of which have never been shown in Paris before. It features landscapes, portraits and flower paintings marked by Impressionism, Luminism, the Fauves and Symbolism, all on loan from the Salomon Slijper Collection that owns the largest number of works by Mondrian in the world. Musée Marmottan. 2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday till 9pm. Admission : €12 / €8.50. Information : 0144965033
www.marmottan.fr
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September 13, 2019
January 20, 2020
Italian artworks
PARIS. The exhibition “The Alana Collection” presents seventy-five Italian paintings, sculptures and other artworks from the 15th to the 17th century on loan from this little-known but exceptional American private collection. Works on display features masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Uccello, Lippi, Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bronzino and Gentileschi. Musée Jacquemart André. 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Open everyday from 10am to 6pm, Monday till 8.30pm. Admission : €14.50 / €11.50. Information : 0145621159
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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September 24, 2019
January 19, 2020
Degas at the Opera
PARIS. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera, this exhibition explores how this place became for the painter an incomparable source of inspiration. He sketched the Opera from every angle, from foyer to its private boxes, orchestra pit and rehearsal rooms as well those working there, dancers, singers, musicians and so on. Some of the young ballerinas even became his favorite models and he did many experiments concerning bold perspectives, framing, contrasts of lighting and representation of movement. Orsay Museum. 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30am to 6pm, till 9.45pm on Thursday. Admission : €14 / €11. Information : 0140494814
www.musee-orsay.fr
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October 09, 2019
January 27, 2020
Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective
PARIS. Chronologically arranged, this vast and not-to-be missed retrospective presents more than 200 paintings and drawings illustrating all facets of Toulouse-Lautrec’s talent. Visitors can discover the different periods of his career, the themes and figures that inspired him, especially nightlife in Montmartre including dancers such as La Goulue and Jeanne Avril as well as brothels. Works on display also feature posters he produced for artists, dancers, singers he liked or were his friends and for cabarets he used to go. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission : €15 / €11. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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October 11, 2019
January 26, 2020
Charlie Chaplin and music
PARIS. Presenting Charlie Chaplin’s film extracts as well as art works, machines, scores and manuscripts, the exhibition “Charlie Chaplin, the one-man-band” looks at his production from a musical vantage points. It shows how dance, rhythm as well as the illusion of speech and sound were all rigorously orchestrated in each of his film. Visitors, and especially kids, can also dress as the little Vagabond and do the sounds effect for a silent movie. Philharmonie de Paris. 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris. Open Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 6pm, Friday from noon to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Admission : €11 / €6. Information :
philharmoniedeparis.fr
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October 16, 2019
February 10, 2020
El Greco retrospective
PARIS. Featuring more than 70 works, this retrospective traces back the whole career of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco, from his beginnings in Crete to the peak of his fame in Toledo. Highlighting the evolution of his style during his stay in Venice and Rome, then in Spain, it presents large size religious scenes and portraits that made him famous but also small size canvases from his debut including little-known icons as well as very rare genre paintings he produced later in his life. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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