Turner to Tissot: Must-See Exhibitions in France


In a great effort to put it in perspective this internal dialogue, the delightful 3-the Musée Marmottan Monet brings us ‘Cézanne and the Masters of painting: a Dream of Italy’, which is exceptionally supported by 43 lenders, including 60 paintings on loan from private collections, as well as the French, Canadians, Americans, Swiss, germans, Scots, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, and museums.The exhibition brings together a remarkable selection of works by Cézanne, including the iconic Mont Sainte-Victoire and the magnificent pastoral and still life, supplemented by a rare collection of ancient paintings, executed by Tintoretto, Bassano, El Greco, Giordano, Poussin, Rosa, and Munari; with the modern artists represented by Boccioni, Carrà, Rosai, Sironi, Soffici, Pirandello and Morandi. This extraordinary group serves not only to shed light on the influence of the Italian style of different periods in the works of Cezanne, art, but also in the reverse direction to illustrate the influence of French artists on the Novecento painters.

Until January 3, 2021 www.marmottan.fr/cezanne

Portrait of a Little Girl, Elise Købke, with a Cup in front of her. Constantin Hansen. Image © Wikipedia, public domain
The Danish Golden AgeThe Petit Palais presents an ambitious look at the most beautiful hours of Danish painting from 1800 to 1864 in an exhibition that includes more than 200 works by major artists of the period.

Sep 22 Jan 03, 2021 www.petitpalais.paris.fr/en

The painters of the beyond

“Spirit, are You There?” explores the works of Augustin Lesage, Victor Simon and Fleury-Joseph Crépin, that, from experiments, such as miners or plumbers, came to the art when the mysterious “voice”, and asked to paint.

Until November 01, 2020. www.museemaillol.com

A Poem that is Not ours

Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art is hosting a major retrospective devoted to William Kentridge, the first exhibition of this magnitude commissioned by a French museum. Titled ” A Poem that is Not Our Own “, it has been designed in close collaboration with the artist and will include new works by South African artist.

Up To December 13, 2020. www.musee-lam.fr/en

Water-colours of Turner

The Jacquemart-André Museum presents a major retrospective of Turner’s paintings and watercolours, the artist’s resale of the evolution of conventional landscapes to his mastery of light and color.

Until Jan 11, 2021. musee-jacquemart-andre.com

Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse, Paris, May 13, 1913. In: Men of mark. (published in 1913) Medium: Engravings. Image © Wikipedia, public domain
Matisse at the Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou pays tribute to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse, an exhibition of works that explore the text and the image of the relationship within his works.

The museum reopens its doors again on the 1st of July, after the closure due to the pandemic. The exhibition will run from 21 October until 22 February, 2021. www.centrepompidou.fr/en

◤ VISIT LIVE – TISSOT ◢tonight at 18h, join us for a visit first-hand and direct exposure ” …

Originally posted by the Musée d’orsay, on Monday, June 15, 2020

Tissot in Orsay

This retrospective of the French artist Jacques Tissot presents his explorations of the mystical subjects, as well as its representation of the Parisian fashion in the latter half of the 19th century.

Jun 23 Sep 13, 2020 www.musee-orsay.fr/en

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