4 must-see exhibitions recommended by your hotel near the Grands Boulevards
The buried treasures of Europe, revelations about the death of Louis XIV, original works by Andy Warhol and Picasso… Here are seven truly not-to-be-missed exhibitions in the capital this and next year.
Picasso / Giacometti at the Musée Picasso from october 4 2016 to february 5 2017
The ‘Picasso-Giacometti’ exhibition, organised in partnership with the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti in Paris, focuses on the formal, friendly and iconographic relationships between these two major 20th-century artists. The ensuing dialogue, which draws on the collections of both the Musée Picasso and Fondation Giacometti, but also on the two artists’ private archives, compares and contrasts their output in all their multidisciplinary creativity, whether in painting, sculpture, or the graphic arts.
Vermeer at the Louvre
Vermeer is known as the ‘Sphinx of Delft’. The famous expression, coined by Frenchmans Théophile Thoré-Bürger when he first revealed the artist to the world in the late 19th century, ensured that the artistic personality of Vermeer remained forever enigmatic, aided and abetted by the myth of the solitary genius. This exhibition explores the work of the great artist in relation to other Golden Age artists such as Gérard Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Caspar Netscher and Frans van Mieris
From 22 February 2017 to 22 May 2017
Camille, Pissarro at the Musée Marmottan
The musée Marmottan Monet presents the first Camille Pissarro monograph exhibition in Paris for 36 years. Around 75 of his masterpieces, paintings and tempera, drawn from the world’s great museums and private collections, trace Pissarro’s artistic journey from his youth in the Danish West Indies to his great series of cityscapes from Paris, Rouen and Le Havre towards the end of his life. Considered by Cézanne as ‘the first Impressionist’, Pissarro was one of the movement’s founders. He was also the only artist to feature in all eight of their exhibitions. As a companion and faithful friend to Monet, a teacher to Cézanne and Gauguin, an inspiration to Seurat, and a stalwart defender of Signac, Pissarro ranks as a major artist of considerable stature.
From 23 Februrary to 2 July 2017
Dalida, at the Musée Galliera
To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the death of the singer Dalida, the Palais Galliera offers us a glimpse of her incredible wardrobe.
Dalida, with her perfect figure and model’s waist, complete with her aura of glamour, was a true fashion icon. Voluptuous, sparkling and dramatic, she embodied the 50s look of swinging London. She left nothing to chance – her outfits were made by the greatest designers in the city and on stage, ranging from haute couture to prêt-à-porter. The bombshell Yolanda – a former Miss Egypt – became Dalida, and shot to stardom with her famous smash hit Bambino – her langourous accent capturing something of the sun-drenched, tragic Mediterranean. From her wasp waist, shapely curves to her sashaying hips and off-the-shoulder numbers, she was a dizzying diva…
From 29 April to 13 August 2017
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