Art & Artists

The André Malraux Museum of Fine Arts in Le Havre

Of the many Museums of Fine Arts that were created in France in the 19thcentury, one of the most unique is the André Malraux Museum in Le Havre. Like much of that city, the former Le Havre Museum of Fine Arts was destroyed during the Allied bombing raids of 1944. Almost all of its […]

Corot – The painter and his models

Exhibition from Feb 8th to July 8th 2018

 

The lovely Marmottan Monet Museum presents (until July 8) a rare display of intimate paintings of one of the great French masters of the 19th century.

Camille Corot (1796-1875) was mostly known and trained in the neoclassical style which featured landscapes and traditional themes. But he was also […]

Claude Monet, Collector

If your love of Claude Monet’s art is sufficiently intense, you might wonder what sort of art the master collected for himself. Answers are available in an unusual exposition at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris, until January 14: “Monet Collectionneur.”
Comprised of over 100 paintings, several sculptures, drawings and prints (including an assortment of […]

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Pastel works from Degas to Redon Paris exhibition

September 15th 2017 to April 8th 2018

 
Between drawing and painting, pastel works are a form of art which are less known to most audiences. They are faster to make than paintings but extremely fragile to both light and vibrations, harder to conserve, hence the reason why we see much less of them in exhibitions. Because they are […]

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Pissarro at Eragny – Nature Regained

Camille Pissarro moved from Pontoise to Eragny in the Oise department, just north of Gisors, in 1884. On the same Epte River that passes through Giverny, Eragny became Pissarro’s home for the rest of his life, nearly two decades, where he produced nearly 400 works. It was where he embraced and developed pointillism in […]

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Pissaro the First of the Impressionists

Exhibition at the Marmottan Monet Museum  

Until July 2nd, 2017

 
Camille Pissarro, known as ‘Papa’ to his fellow-Impressionists, was the eldest of the group. Born in 1830 on the island of St. Thomas in the Caribbean, he was fortunate to have studied the works of an amazingly large number of renowned artists* of the 18th […]

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An exhibit of Dutch painting masterworks: the Vermeer temporary exhibition at the Louvre Museum

For the first time since 1966,  twelve of the Dutch painter’s 36 masterworks are united and exposed in Paris at the Louvre museum. Named “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”, this temporary exhibition portrays the master’s work in perspective with other 17th century Dutch painters, such as Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen or […]

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Icons of modern art: the Chtchoukine collection

From October 22nd 2016 to March 5th 2017, Louis Vuitton Foundation

Open 11am to 8pm on week days and 9am to 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on Tuesdays.

Adress: 8, av. Mahatma Gandhi 75116 – phone 00 33 1 40 69 96 00

 

This exhibition is a rarety: it focuses on one of the most important […]

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Henri Fantin Latour exhibition

One of the elusive yet ubiquitous figures of 19th century French painting is Henri Fantin Latour. He is often described as a realist, yet he also immersed himself in works of imagination. His group portraits recall Courbet. His friends included Bazile, Renoir and Sisley, but he was also close to Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas […]

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Intimate Rembrandt

Intimate Rembrandt Exhibition,
September 16th 2016 to January 23rd 2017,
Jacquemart Andre Museum,
128 bd. Haussmann, 75008 Paris,
Open every day, 10am to 6pm, and until 8:30pm on Mondays

Parisians have long been spoiled by the wealth of their options for seeing works of Rembrandt, including some of his most important works. Many are in the Louvre, including an […]

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