The Birth of a Battle
« Women Painters (1780-1830). The birth of a battle » exhibition at the musée du Luxembourg, Paris
May 19 - Jul 25, 2021
A half-century journey from the pre-Revolutionary years to the Restoration, the exhibition Women Painters, 1780-1830. The Birth of a Battle features some 70 works on display from public and private French and international collections.
The exhibition aims to bring the public’s attention to an issue about which little or nothing is known: how the then-unprecedented phenomenon of increasing numbers of women in the fine arts was linked to the changing organisation in the sphere of artistic production (administration, training, exhibition, criticism) and the transforming tastes and social practices relating to art.
Explore the collection "Women Painters" here
The Swiss Art Scene at the Turn of the 20th Century
« Swiss Modernities (1890-1914) » Exhibition at the musée d’Orsay, Paris
May 19, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021
A new art community began to blossom in Switzerland at the end of the 19th century. Italian, French, and German painters moved to the young federal state—created in 1848—bringing with them the expressive styles, symbols, and palettes of the European avant-garde. The likes of Cuno Amiet, Giovanni and Augusto Giacometti, Félix Vallotton, and Max Buri settled there, inspired by the idea of contributing to a national identity still taking shape. Swiss Modernities displays seventy works from this little-known period, some of them for the first time in France.
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Exploring the Virtuosity of Black & White Photography
« Noir & Blanc: A Photographic Aesthetic» Exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris.
This exhibition embraces more than 150 years of black and white photography through the work of major photographers such as Man Ray, Diane Arbus or Daido Moriyama. It focuses on the theme from an aesthetic, formal and sensitive angle. Taken from the BnF’s photographic collections, the selection of images focuses on photographers who have concentrated and systematized their artistic creation in black and white, experimented with its possibilities and limits, and sometimes even made the very subject of their photography.
Find out more about the collection "Noir & Blanc" here
Exhibition « Body and Soul, Italian Renaissance Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo », from October 22, 2020 to January 18, 2021, at the Louvre, Paris.
The “Body and Soul” exhibition seeks to bring to light the main themes and ideas developed in Italy during the second half of the Quattrocento.
The exhibition discusses three major themes: “Fury and Grace” reveals the interest for complex compositions and the intensification of bodily movements; “Affect and Persuasiveness” aims to highlight how emotional states were at the core of artistic practices; and “From Dionysos to Apollo” brings to light the inexhaustible contemplation of classical antiquity expressed in sculpture.
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The Invention of Nature in the 19th Century
Exhibition « The Origins of the World. The Invention of Nature in the 19th century », from November 10, 2020, to February 14, 2021, at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
At the crossroads of science and art, the Musée d’Orsay devotes this compelling exhibition to the world’s origins and the invention of Nature in Darwin’s century, focusing on the impact of scientific breakthroughs on the collective imaginary world.
Find out more about the collection "Origins of the World" here
Discover a major artist of the German Renaissance
Exhibition « Albrech Altdorfer, a German Renaissance master », from October 1, 2020 to January 4, 2021, at the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Painter, draftsman, and printmaker active in Regensburg, Albrecht Altdorfer (about 1480–1538) was a major artist of the German Renaissance. Nevertheless, the artist is less renowned than other masters of his generation, such as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach and Hans Baldung Grien. The first of its kind in France, and organized in close cooperation with Vienna’s Albertina Museum, this exhibition aims to acquaint the public with the rich diversity of Albrecht Altdorfer’s body of work in the context of the German Renaissance.
Find out more about the collection "Albrech Altdorfer" here
Light and shadow effects
Featuring some 90 works, the exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view the intriguing and often mysterious work of angst-ridden Belgium artist Léon Spilliaert.
The exhibition – the first in France in nearly forty years – focuses on his most intense years of creation, from 1900 to 1919, and shows how his career has left an indelible mark on Belgian modern art.
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Immersion into a strange and unconventional world
Exhibition « Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) » from October 13, 2020, to January 10, 2021 at the musée d’Orsay, Paris.
The exhibition celebrates the brief but astonishing career of English illustrator and engraver Aubrey Beardsley.
Although he died at the young age of twenty-five, Beardsley produced hundreds of illustrations for books, periodicals, and posters in a short seven-year career.
This first monograph dedicated to Beardsley in France displays over a hundred drawings that document a wide range of influences, from Pre-Raphaelite painters.
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Philosophical approach to Chirico’s work
Exhibition « Giorgio de Chirico. Metaphysical painting » from 16 September to 14 December 2020 at the musée de l'Orangerie, Paris.
The exhibition follows Giorgio de Chirico’s footsteps from Munich to Turin, to Paris -where he discovered the artistic avant-garde – and finally to Ferrare. Examining both his career and his artistic and philosophical influences, it highlights the relationship between the painter – first discovered by Guillaume Apollinaire and subsequently by art dealer Paul Guillaume – and Parisian cultural and literary circles.
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Stay safe and stylish!
Cover up with art with a selection of reusable cloth face masks inspired by the greatest works of art.
Our three-layer masks are made of cotton and polyester, and designed to be worn and washed up to 60 times. Made in France.
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Fashion photography becomes art
Exhibition « Man Ray and Fashion » from 23 September 2020 to 17 January 2021 at the musée du Luxembourg, Paris.
The exhibition presents a little-known aspect of Man Ray's work, which contributed to the invention of fashion photography. When the American artist moved to Paris in the 1920s, he met the fashion designer Paul Poiret, for whom he began working on commission as a photographer. By applying to fashion photography the techniques and tricks he used in his artistic work, Man Ray contributed to considerably changing the treatment of fashion images.
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Discover the Rmn-Grand Palais Cast Workshop
Reproducing a sculpted work of art requires patience, attention to detail and passion. The process is long and meticulous - restoring molds, taking new impressions of original works, digitalizing and making models, reproducing and finally applying patinas...
Discover here the excellence in gestures and techniques of the teams of our Molding Workshop +