“Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Baltic States” at Musée d’Orsay, Paris

But why did they name this exhibition “Wild Souls”? Maybe to attract the crowds but it is misleading and does not serve this attractive exhibition well. If anything it’s just the opposite. When you walk through the show, if nature is omnipresent, it’s not wild but an intense, controled and quiet presence. As my favourite …

Delacroix

Do not miss the two following exhibitions in Paris until July 23, 2018! Delacroix (1798-1863) March 29-July 23, 2018 Musée du Louvre Paris Eugène Delacroix was one of the giants of French painting, but his last full retrospective exhibition in Paris dates back to 1963, the centenary year of his death. In collaboration with the …

The other Degas…

For lovers of Impressionism the Musée d’Orsay is the place to be in Paris. Plenty of iconic works of art of the second half of the 19th century in its permanent collections, but also great temporary exhibitions. This winter, it has prepared a very instructive exhibition about one of the public’s all time favourites: Edgar …

Do not miss Hockney at the Centre Pompidou in Paris!

“In collaboration with London’s Tate Britain and the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Centre Pompidou is to present the most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to the work of David Hockney. The exhibition celebrates the artist’s 80th birthday, retracing his entire career through more than 160 works (paintings, photographs, engravings, video installations, drawings and printed …

Cézanne’s portraits at the Musée d’Orsay

“Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted almost 200 portraits during his career, including 26 of himself and 29 of his wife, Hortense Fiquet. The exhibition will explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraiture, including his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject.” Read more… See also: John Elderfield, former Chief …

Picasso Primitif

The first Night of Museums, an event during which museums and cultural institutions remain open late into the night, took place for first time in Berlin in 1997. The number of participating institutions, mainly European but also of other continents, has kept on rising since and in 2005 it became an officially sponsored European Union …