The Musée Marmottan Monet is delighted to present the exhibition “L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière” from March 7 to July 21, 2019. Featuring some sixty masterpieces from leading public and private collections in Europe and the United States (the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée des Augustins in Toulouse, the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection in Madrid, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown), this exhibition conjures up a journey that will offer a new vision of this painting.
The Pompidou Centre will be presenting France’s first retrospective in more than 50 years of work by the Hungarian painter Victor Vasarely, who is widely known as the father of OpArt. Comprising paintings, multiples, advertising posters and architectural designs, the display presents Vasarely’s multi-faceted output in chronological order, from his time as a student at a Bauhaus-influenced school to the highly innovative work of his late period, in which he explored the fourth dimension.
From 23 March to 15 September 2019, the Grande Halle at La Villette welcomes ‘Tutankhamun, the treasure of the Pharaoh’, an exhibition in partnership with the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is due to open in 2022. The latter is set to be one of the most important museums dedicated to Egyptian antiquity in the world. This major exhibition will reveal 150 fascinating original objects found in 1922 in the tomb of the most famous Pharaohs, the majority of which have never left Egypt before. A rare opportunity to discover and find out more about one of the most important figures of this period of history.
This is a touring exhibition and Paris is its first stop. Not to be missed!
The Grand Palais is putting the work of Czech painter Frantisek Kupka in the spotlight, with an unprecedented gathering of his studies of movement and light. After exploring Symbolism and Futurism, the artist began to dispense with reality, joining other early 20th-century exponents of abstract art such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia and Fernand Léger. The Grand Palais is displaying some of Kupka’s most arresting works in this absorbing overview of his gradual shift towards the abstract. A major exhibition: not to be missed!
The Musée Marmottan Monet reconstitutes the remarkable art collection of Claude Monet. ‘Monet collectionneur’ lifts the veil on this little-known passion of the French painter and brings together hundreds of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the world’s biggest museums and from private collections. The opportunity to see works by Delacroix, Corot, Manet, Renoir, Caillebotte, Cézanne and Pissarro! The exhibition also shows works by less-famous artists, such as Paul Baudry, Carolus-Duran and Louis Chéret that also captured the attention of Monet. The show runs until 14 January.