As the weather gets colder we all want to hide inside and warm up. Instead, why not try one of the incredible exhibitions that have opened this fall, and make the most of the art and beauty Paris has to offer. Here is a list of the best exhibitions to see before they end.
Picasso, Bleu et Rose – Musée d’Orsay
The Musée Picasso and the Musée d’Orsay work together to organise this exceptional event. The Musée Picasso will showcase some of Picasso’s best work, while the Musée d’Orsay dedicates itself to Picasso’s blue and pink period, an important one in the life and career of the artist. Until now, this period of the painter’s life has not been covered in a French museum.
Open until: 6 January 2019
Alphonse Muncha – Musée du Luxembourg
This renowned Czech artist remains intrinsically linked to the memory of Pairs in the 1900s. Pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement, his style is identifiable by its elegant women, hair the colour of gold, set against rose backgrounds. This exhibition aims to spotlight the artist’s attachment to his native country and his dream to see peace and unity between the Slavic people.
Open until: 27 January 2019
Collections Privées – Musée Marmottan-Monet
Collectors are generously displaying their private collections at the Musée Marmottan-Monet. This museum was founded in homage to collectors who keep art alive. Amongst the work displayed you will find great painters known worldwide, such as Degas, Renoir, Rodin, and Matisse.
Open until: 10 February 2019
Caravage à Rome – Musée Jacquemart-André
Caravage à Rome, Amis et Ennemis is a revolutionary exhibition, uniting the life and career of Caravaggio, including his defeats and successes. The exhibition concludes with the last days of the artist in Rome, when he kills his rival Tomassoni and is condemned to exile. Amongst the 10 masterpieces by Caravaggio showcased, 7 have never before been seen in France.
Open until: 28 January 2019
Gustav Klimt – Atelier des Lumières
This incredible immersive exhibition brings to life the best work of the Viennese art scene, of which Gustav Klimt was a figurehead. The masterpieces come to life on the walls, accompanied by music to create an unprecedented experience. Klimt, and the other Viennese artists displayed, revolutionised modern painting, and today the gold motifs used remain a symbol of this artistic revolution.
Open until: 11 November 2018
Art Brut Japonais II – Halle Saint-Pierre
A radical art form, even primitive, Art Brut is extremely expressive, often favoured by artists who face social or mental isolation, or who have suffered a trauma. For this reason, Art Brut carries a certain emotional weight that it shares with the audience. 50 or so artists have contributed to this exhibition, amongst which are two hibakusha (survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings,) Masaki Hironaka and Yukio Karaki, who bravely bear witness to the atrocities they have lived through. The powerful graphics of this artistic phenomenon evoke strong emotions in the audience, reflecting those of the artist.
Open until: 10 March 2019