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Palais Galliera – 8th March to 23rd August 2015
The Jeanne Lanvin Fashion House, which is still in business today, has just celebrated its 125th anniversary. It is taking over the Palais Galleria, Paris’ fashion museum, for an extraordinary retrospective to present the best of the Parisian brand, created by Mademoiselle Jeanne in 1889.
Robert Doisneau: Sculptors and Sculptures
Musée Rodin – 14th March to 19th November 2015
This exhibition on the photographer Robert Doisneau at the Musée Rodin looks back on the reportage he produced during the casting of Rodin’s Penseur (The Thinker), and on the photographer’s interest throughout his career in sculptures displayed in public spaces and sculptors’ studios.
Pierre Bonnard, Painting Arcadia
Musée d’Orsay – 17th March to 19th July 2015
After the Bonnard exhibitions held worldwide, the Musée d’Orsay owed it to itself to devote a retrospective to him that is representative of all his creative periods. A man of the 19th and 20th century, Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) is a major figure whose work, dominated by colour, inspired the great artists, from Matisse to Balthus, as well as the young generation of French and American post-war abstraction, represented in particular by Bazaine, Sam Francis and Rothko.
Grand Palais – 25th March to 13th July 2015
Acclaimed as the “painter of painters” by Manet, Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) is the most famous painter of the Spanish Golden Age. Organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais, the Musée du Louvre and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, with the general support of the Museo del Prado, this exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of Diego Velázquez’s work, from his early life in Seville up until his final years. One of the major events of this year.
Poussin and God
Musée du Louvre – 2nd April to 29th June 2015
To mark the 350th anniversary of the death of Nicolas Poussin (1665), this exhibition at the Louvre highlights the originality of the sacred painting of the greatest French painter of the 17th century.
Napoleon and Paris
Musée Carnavalet – 8th April to 30th August 2015
The theatre of the Napoleonic era, Paris was the centre of political, diplomatic and high society life under the “Great Empire”. This exhibition aims to illustrate the complex relationship that existed between Napoleon Bonaparte and the capital. The Tuileries Palace became the Emperor’s official residence during this period, and played host to the new court as well as the European elite. The exhibition concludes with the legacy Napoleon left behind through monuments such as the Vendôme Column and the Emperor’s tomb.
Le Corbusier. The Measures of Man
Pompidou Centre – 29th April to 3rd August 2015
A visionary architect and urban planner, a theorist of modernity as well as a painter and sculptor, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, left an indelible mark on the 20th century by revolutionising people’s way of “living”. With this retrospective, the Pompidou Centre is inviting the public to look at the works of this great figure of modernity through the concept of human proportion and the “measures of man” as a universal principle that defines all dimensions of architecture.
Château de Versailles – Mid-June to October 2015
We all remember Monumenta 2011 at the Grand Palais dedicated to Anish Kapoor, a London artist born in Bombay. In the summer of 2015, he will take the place of Korean artist Lee Ufan for the annual contemporary art exhibition in the gardens of the Château de Versailles, following in the footsteps of artists such as Koons, Murakami, Venet and Penone.
The Inca and the Conquistador
Musée du Quai Branly – 23rd June to 20th Septembre 2015
The 1520s: two men, one ambition. Through the portraits of the Inca emperor Atahualpa and the Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the exhibition retraces the conquest of the Inca empire and illustrates the confrontation of two worlds based on Spanish and indigenous accounts of the conquest.
Splendour and Misery. Images of prostitution in France (1850-1910)
Musée d’Orsay – 22th September 2015 to 20th January 2016
The first major event dedicated to the theme of prostitution, this exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay aims to demonstrate the central role that this murky world played in the development of modern painting, from Manet’s Olympia to Degas’ Absinthe, Toulouse-Lautrec’s and Munch’s visits to brothels, and various figures such as Vlaminck, Van Dongen and Picasso.
Andy Warhol. Shadows
Musée d’Art Moderne (MAM) – 2nd October 2015 to 20th January 2016
The first of its kind in Europe. The Musée d’Art Moderne is organising an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s monumental series Shadows, a 130m long installation of 102 paintings composed by the artist in 1979.
Picasso and Contemporary Art
Grand Palais – 7th October 2015 to 29th February 2016
Some of Pablo Picasso’s emblematic works, such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, are here placed in dialogue with contemporary works by David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Martin Kippenberger, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons. The exhibition retraces the creative confrontation between these artists, as of the 1960s, and Picasso’s works.
Tatoueurs, tatoués (Tattooists, Tattooed)
Musée du quai Branly – 6th May 2014 to 18th October 2015
Following in the footsteps of the anthropological exhibitions presented at the Musée du quai Branly, “Tatoueurs, tatoués” puts the artistic and modern dimension of tattooing into perspective through its planetary and centuries-old history. The exhibition, which returns to the origins of tattooing and presents the revival of this phenomenon which has become permanent and globalised, aims to pay tribute to the pioneers of the modern era, the “heroes” who have developed this art but whose role has never been officially recognised.
Other important dates:
Museum Night: 16 May 2015
European Heritage Days: 19 and 20 September 2015
Nuit Blanche arts festival: 3 October 2015
FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair: 22 to 25 October 2015
GO TO THIS ONE IF YOU CAN!!
8. Hong Kong
!!!! for the Van Gogh fan’s !!!
what I like:
(stay chill, not the death part… the colour part! 😀 )
Today it’s the Surrealist march! 😀
So enter: Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (also known as Yves Tanguy)!
ps: WHAT’S NEXT IS My own way of thinking! enjoy!
Q: Who was him??
A: He was a French Surrealist painter from XX-th Century.
Q: What about his life?
A: He was a son of a retired navy captain and in 1918, Yves Tanguy briefly joined the merchant navy before being drafted into the Army, where he befriended Jacques Prévert.
At the end of his military service in 1922, he returned to Paris, where he worked various odd jobs.
By chance, he stumbled upon a painting by Giorgio de Chirico and was so deeply impressed he resolved to become a painter himself in spite of his complete lack of formal training.
Q: What about his style?
A: Let me show a bit and after we can discuss.
Now, you can see the influence of Dali here.
But a little more Science fiction world: lots of people-objects, lots of space between as been in a new Universe, from different Planets.
Tanguy’s paintings have an unique, a style of nonrepresentational Surrealism.
He shows us vasts, abstracts landscapes, mostly in a tightly limited palette of colors, only occasionally showing flashes of contrasting color accents.
Typically, these alien landscapes are populated with various abstract shapes, sometimes angular and sharp as shards of glass, sometimes with an intriguingly organic look to them, like giant amoebae suddenly turned to stones.
Q: What is his most impressive painting?
A: THIS one!
This title was after psychiatric textbooks, it’s like a full emptiness of the plain, the solitary plant – the cactus with beans- balloons-, the smoke – supported by a pole is for not to enter in the whole space or do not grow everywhere – smoke being an embodiment of death itself -, the helplessness of the small figures = dad and his shadow, beans – maybe his mother? and his reflection too- … it’s a psychological test of sadness, melancholy, despair, like a cry in (the) face of death to not permanently lose a loved one ( his father ).
Q: How was his … personal life?
A: Like all artists- or not- he had 2 marriages,one in the youth, and the one with the artist Kay Sage. He ended with his STROKE and with his body cremated, as a citizen of SUA (following his second wife and living there).
Q: What you can say about this painting?
A: Let me see… well is a misty plan, with reflections of the first plan in the last and the other figures ( humanized turned into rocks ), with many shades of gray that attack again the idea of extreme sadness, as a cry against death. Is a scientific landscape – fantastic- that leaves us in a solitude full of questions – of its origin, the life course ( that dense fog on white mixed with gray WHICH NOT might have been a fad plan only white or gray ). Its sadness dripping from his subconscious message and enters in viewer’s retina.
Q: What do you like at Yves Tanguy?
A: The human condition taken to the extreme in a different plane, in other psychological lands: loneliness, sadness, denial of being, subconscious reflections as shadows of good or evil, being without sense or the involution by too many feelings into stones – which are eroded by time or of water infiltration – or we, humans are stones, seen from space – or another planet ?-.