EXHIBITIONS SUMMER 2016: ALL THE EXHIBITIONS TO SEE IN FRANCE
Exhibitions in France in 2016. My journeys to Paris are always too short and I always have the desire to get back.
The last time I visited France was on the occasion of the inauguration of the Picasso Museum in Paris, of which I published my photos in a special post, but also for the inauguration of the Louis Vuitton Foundation which I showed here.
However, there are always good reasons to come back to Paris and to France, and to explore new famous and less famous corners.
In this post I will share with you all the most interesting exhibitions that will be on view in France this summer.
Which one are you going to visit? And don’t forget to tell me the exhibitions you love and there aren’t on my list.
You may insert in your comments the title, the city and the museum which hosts it and the reason why you like it.
Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism- Bazille died at the age of 28 on the battlefield, during the Franco-Prussian war, but he had already created some masterpieces and made them a point of reference for the Impressionist movement.
The exhibition is dedicated to Frédéric Bazille in order to understand a period and the relationships among Bazille, Monet, Renoir, and the entire group of the Impressionists.
June 25th – October 16th 2016
Musèe Fabre, Montpellier
READ ALSO: the post in which I gave a definition of Impressionism.
The Douanier Rousseau. Archaic Candour- Henri Rousseau was a peculiar painter and a singular event in European art history. His painting inserted in the artistic excitement of the early 20th century when avant-gardes were born, which chose Rousseau himself as the father of modernity. After the launch at the Doge’s Palace in Venice in 2015, (see the photos I took at the Venetian exhibition “Henri Rousseau. Archaic Candour”) the exhibition will arrive in Paris with a reflection on Rousseau’s artistic and personal journey and on his influence on artists of following generations.
March 22nd – July 17th 2016
Musée d’Orsay, Parigi
Sorolla and the Paris Years- at the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny (Museum of Impressionism in Giverny), the exhibition dedicated to Spanish painter
Joaquin Sorolla, one of the artists who renovated Spanish painting in an Impressionist way. On view more than 50 works coming from the Museum Sorolla in Madrid, and from several public and private collections, which will allow you to understand the style the artist developed in Paris in the late 19th century.
June 14th – November 6th 2016
Musée des Impressionnismes, Giverny
Beat Generation- a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris dedicated to the literary and artistic movement born in the late 1940s and which exercised its influence until the late 1960s.
June 22nd – October 3rd 2016
Centre Pompidou, Parigi
YOKO ONO. Lumière de L’aube- the first retrospective in France dedicated to Yoko Ono. On exhibition more than 100 works, from illustrated poetries of 1952 to the big installations of 2016, but also movies and performances.
March 9th – July 10th 2016
The open-air studio. Impressionists in Normandy- in the 20th century a new painting genre was born, the open-air landscape. The preferred place for this genre of painting was Normandy, which became the favourite destination for several avant-garde painters, first of all the Impressionists. The exhibition is dedicated to this genre of works.
March 8th – July 25th 2016
Musèe Jacquemart-André, Paris
READ ALSO: 5 things to know about Claude Monet.
Picasso. Sculpture- an exhibition dedicated to Picasso’s great skill as a sculptor. The exhibition is the continuation of the retrospective “Picasso Sculpture” presented at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York in collaboration with the Musée Picasso (the Picasso Museum) in Paris on show from autumn 2015 until February 2016.
March 8th – August 28th 2016
Musée Picasso (Picasso Museum), Paris
Charles Le Brun. Retrospective- after more than 50 years, the Louvre-Lens Museum will present the first important monographic exhibition dedicated to Charles Le Brun. Important artist and first painter of Louis XIV for about 30 years, he decorated the galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) of the Palace of Versailles, but he was also the director of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture) and the Manufacture des Gobelins (Gobelins Manufactory).
May 8th – August 25th 2016