Claude Monet, The Houses of Parliament, London c. 1900-1901, oil on canvas, Mr and Mrs Martin A. Ryerson Collection © 2017. The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Ressource, NY

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

Pablo Picasso Acrobat with a ball [detail] © Image The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow © Succession Picasso 2018

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

View of the exhibition Paintings from Afar © musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, photo Gautier Deblonde

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.

Until January 6. www.quaibranly.fr

Franz West, « Plakatenwurf (Die Aluskulptur) », 2000 [detail] © Franz West Privatstiftung Vien

Franz West

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

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