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Events in Art and Archaeology

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée du Louvre  •  22 February - 22 May 2017
Organized in partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the exhibition presents Vermeer’s great masterpieces and those of his contemporaries.

Through comparisons with the works of other artists of the Golden Age—among them Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Caspar Netscher, and Frans van Mieris—the exhibition brings to light Vermeer’s membership of a network of painters specializing in the depiction of everyday life while admiring, inspiring, and vying with each other. Although they were painting in different cities of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, their pictures show marked similarities of style, subject, composition, and technique.

Musée du Louvre Website

Contact: Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris
Tel: (33 ) 1 40 20 53 17

Eli Lotar: <EM>Aux abattoirs de la Villette</EM>, 1929Épreuve gélatino-argentique d’époque, 24 x 18 cm. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris, MNAM-CCI. © Eli Lotar
Eli Lotar: Aux abattoirs de la Villette, 1929
Épreuve gélatino-argentique d’époque, 24 x 18 cm.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris, MNAM-CCI.
© Eli Lotar
Eli Lotar Retrospective (1905 – 1969)
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume  •  14 February - 28 May 2017

French photographer and cinematographer of Romanian origin, Eli Lotar (Eliazar Lotar Teodorescu, Paris, 1905 - 1969) arrived in France in 1924 and rapidly became one of the first avant-garde photographers in Paris. Close to Germaine Krull —Lotar worked as her apprentice for a time —and later to the Surrealists, his work was published in many of the avant-garde publications of the day, and featured in several major international photography exhibitions, including Fotographie der Gegenwart, Film und Foto, Documents de la vie sociale, etc.

The Eli Lotar Retrospective (1905 – 1969) allows visitors to discover the scope of Lotar’s work from a new light and reveals the role of this important figure in modern photography. The exhibition is organized around key themes ranging from the New Vision Movement to documentary film, as well as Lotar’s urban, industrial and maritime landscapes. A selection of portraits taken by the photographer can also be seen, revealing his interest in having his models adopt various poses for the camera. They also demonstrate the close ties he had to many of the leading artists of his day.

Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume Website

Contact: Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume
1 Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
Tel: 33 1 47 03 12 50

Events in Classical Music

Natalie Dessay, soprano: Philippe Cassard, piano
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Théatre des Champs-Elysées  •  14 May 2017

Schubert, Bizet, Chausson, Debussy, Gounod

Natalie Dessay,  soprano
Philippe Cassard,  piano

Théatre des Champs-Elysées Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Théatre des Champs-Elysées
15 Avenue Montaigne
70008 Paris
Tel: (33) 01 49 52 50 50

Events in Opera

Pelléas et Mélisande: By Claude Debussy
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Théatre des Champs-Elysées  •  9 - 17 May 2017

Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande

Louis Langrée  conductor
Eric Ruf   staging and sets
Christian Lacroix  costumes
Bertrand Couderc  lights

Patricia Petibon:  Mélisande
Jean-Sébastien Bou:  Pelléas
Kyle Ketelsen:  Golaud
Jean Teitgen:  Arkel
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo:  Geneviève
Jennifer Courcier : Yniold
Arnaud Richard : Le médecin, le berger

Orchestre National de France
Chœur de Radio France:  Marc Korovitch, director


Théatre des Champs-Elysées Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Théatre des Champs-Elysées
15 Avenue Montaigne
70008 Paris
Tel: (33) 01 49 52 50 50

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