The rich collection of British art of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux is displayed in a dialogue with selected works on loan from the Musée du Louvre, as one of the events celebrating ‘British Year’.
A major exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg brings together over 70 works from 1780-1830 to highlight how the rising prominence of women in the world of fine arts was linked to the changing structure of the establishment and evolving tastes.
This exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz presents a portrait of the spirit of Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593) through the eyes of other artists influenced by the master of the bizarre.
As if we needed an added excuse to visit Brittany, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the death of Jean Puy, the museum of Pont-Aven presents an exhibition focused on the relationship between the artist and the prominent art dealer Ambroise Vollard, from 1905 to 1925.
Hosted at outdoor locations around the charming village of La Gacilly in Morbihan (Brittany), this photo festival made its debut in 2003 and has become a must for photo fans with a keen interest in nature and the planet’s future.
The new Centre de la Photographie de Mougins is dedicated to supporting the creative endeavours of French and foreign artists, both emerging and established, through production, exhibition, publications and residencies.
The big one: the whole town goes photo-crazy with major expos of classic and contemporary photography in public spaces and galleries. All this plus the chance to explore one of France’s most beautiful cities.
Plattner’s big love was Impressionism, and he gave over 100 paintings from his private collection and foundation to grace the Museum Barberini. Claude Monet was his obvious favourite and he collected a total of 35 paintings, including ‘Haystacks’ and ‘Water Lilies’. No other venue outside of Paris has more works by Monet. But also enjoy Caillebotte, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot and others who are the masters of Impressionism. Exhibition Ongoing
Working at the turn of the 20th century, Auguste Rodin broke the rules of classical sculpture to create an image of the human body that mirrored the ruptures, complexities and uncertainties of the modern age. This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in his work. Although Rodin is best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, he himself worked as a modeller, who captured movement in pliable materials such as clay and plaster.
One of the most important private modern art collections in the world comes to the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris for a glimpse at seldom-seen masterpieces by Matisse, Bonnard, Picasso, Gaugin… too many to count!