Impressionists in London
‘Impressionists in London, Artists in Exile 1870-1904’ at the Petit Palais charts the stories of the French artists – among them Tissot, Daubigny, Pissarro, Monet and Sisley – who sought refuge in Britain during the Franco-Prussian War. Fascinating!
Until October 14. www.petitpalais.paris.fr
Picasso Blue and Rose
In an unprecedented large-scale collaboration between the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée National Picasso, the exhibition ‘Picasso Blue and Rose’ delves into a new interpretation of the years 1900-1906, a critical stage in the artist’s career.
Until January 6. www.musee-orsay.fr
Paintings from Afar
Showcasing little-known works from the Quai Branly’s extensive collection, ‘Paintings from Afar’ takes a look at the evolution of Western art in a rapidly expanding colonial empire. Over two hundred canvasses and graphics works reveal the changing perception of distant and not-so-distant populations, societies and territories from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.
The Centre Pompidou‘s hotly-anticipated Franz West retrospective will showcase more than 200 works by the Austrian avant-gardist, offering a rare overview of his oeuvre and enduring legacy.
Until December 10. www.centrepompidou.fr
From France Today magazine