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Events in Art and Archaeology

Carol Rama: Appaionata, 1944Private Collectioin
Carol Rama: Appaionata, 1944
Private Collectioin
The Passion According to Carol Rama
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris  •  3 April - 12 July 2015
 

The Passion according to Carol Rama offers an overview of a multi-faceted body of work by the Italian artist. This is a hybrid oeuvre in which subject and medium coalesce, from mouth/watercolour to penis-breast/rubber and eye/bricolage. A seeming jumble of themes and materials, Rama's different series in fact come together as a coherent whole, tackling notions like madness, fetishism, ordure, abjectness, pleasure, animality and death.

Born into a traditional Catholic bourgeois family in Turin in 1918, this self-taught artist has said, 'I've never needed a model for my painting; the sense of sin is my teacher.' Beginning with the early 1930s watercolours that caused censorship clashes, she developed a distinctive visual system at odds with normative, male-dominated modernism. In 1950 her work took an abstract turn, moving towards a personal, organic vision of Concrete Art. Twenty years later she began using strips cut from bicycle tyres as sensual, minimalist 'image material'. In 1980 she reverted to figuration with watercolours painted on architectural illustrations. Her most recent major series, dating from the 2000s, takes its inspiration from mucca pazza (mad cow disease) and consists of provocative rubber compositions that could be termed 'queer Arte Povera'.



Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris Website


Contact: Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

Tel: (33) 01 53 67 40 00

Caravaggio: <EM>Boy bitten by a lizard</EM>
Caravaggio: Boy bitten by a lizard
From Giotto to Caravaggio: The Passions of Roberto Longhi
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée Jacquemart-André  •  27 March - 20 July 2015
 
The exhibition presents the great names in Italian painting, from the 14th to the 17th century, rediscovered by one of the major figures in the history of Italian art, Roberto Longhi (1889/1890-1970). Giotto, Masaccio, Masolino, Piero della Francesca, Ribera, and Caravaggio are among the leading artists highlighting the exhibition.

Musée Jacquemart-André Website


Contact: Musée Jacquemart-André
158 Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France
Tel: (33) 1 45 62 11 59

Diego Velazquez; <EM>Portrait of the Infanta Maria Marguerita,</EM> c. 1654Musée du Louvre
Diego Velazquez; Portrait of the Infanta Maria Marguerita, c. 1654
Musée du Louvre
Velázquez
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Grand Palais  •  25 March - 13 July 2015
 

Born in Seville in 1599, Velázquez is one of the most important figures in the history of art, all styles and periods together. The leader of the Spanish school, official artist to King Philip IV at a time when Spain dominated the world, he was a contemporary of van Dyck, Bernini and Zuberan, although his art gave him a timelessness that is rivalled only by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio and Rembrandt.

An exhibition produced jointly by the RMN-Grand Palais and the Musée du Louvre, in collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.



Grand Palais Website


Contact: Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
Champs-Elysées entrance
75008 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 44 13 17 17

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée d’Orsay  •  17 March - 19 July 2015
 
This retrospective highlights all of Pierre Bonnard's creative periods. Practicing art in its multifarious forms - painting, drawing, prints, decorative art, sculpture, photography - Bonnard advocated a basically decorative esthetic, fuelled by sharp, humorous observations drawn from his immediate surroundings.

Musée d’Orsay Website


Contact: Musée d’Orsay
62, rue de Lille
75343 Paris Cedex 07
Tel: (33) 1 40 49 48 14

Poussin and God
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée du Louvre  •  2 April 2014 - 29 June 2015
 

To mark the 350th anniversary of the artist's death in 1665, this exhibition at the Musée du Louvre sets out to review possible Christian readings of Poussin's painting and one of his signature features: his merging of the antique and Christian notions of the sacred.

Nicolas Poussin is the absolute embodiment of the painter-philosopher, but the Christian aspect of his painting has been too often ignored and even called into question. A rethinking of the Poussin oeuvre in religious terms seems all the more necessary today in that recent studies have provided a convincing picture not only of his immediate entourage—markedly less raffish than has been generally recognized—but most of all of the originality of his religious painting as the source of a personal meditation on God.

Organized by Nicolas Milovanovic, Musée du Louvre, and Mickaël Szanto, Paris Sorbonne University.



Musée du Louvre Website


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

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Murray Head
PARIS, FRANCE  •  L'Olympia  •  5 March 2015
 
 
Murray Head

L'Olympia Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h

Contact: L'Olympia
28 boulevard des Capucines
75009 Paris
France
Tel: (33) 0147 42 25 49

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973&lt;BR&gt;Design by Kansai Yamamoto&lt;BR&gt;Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita&lt;BR&gt;© Sukita The David Bowie Archive 2012
Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973<BR>Design by Kansai Yamamoto<BR>Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita<BR>© Sukita The David Bowie Archive 2012
David Bowie Is
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Cité de la musique  •  3 March - 31 May 2015
 

First seen in London at the Victorial & Albert Museum in 2013,  the first international retrospective of the career of David Bowie arrives in Paris and features more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie's own instruments.

Highlights include Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, photography by Brian Duffy; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; visual excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth, music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974).



Cité de la musique Website


Contact: Cité de la musique
221, avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 44 84 44 84



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