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Eugène Delacroix:<EM> Le 28 Juillet : La Liberté guidant le peuple</EM>, musée du Louvre
Eugène Delacroix: Le 28 Juillet : La Liberté guidant le peuple, musée du Louvre
Delacroix (1798–1863)
PARIS  •  Musée du Louvre  •  29 March - 23 July 2018
 

Eugène Delacroix was one of the giants of French painting, but his last full retrospective exhibition in Paris dates back to 1963, the centenary year of his death. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre is holding a historic exhibition featuring some 180 works—mostly paintings—as a tribute to his entire career.

From the young artist’s big hits at the Salons of the 1820s to his final, lesser-known, and mysterious religious paintings and landscapes, the exhibition seeks to showcase the tension that characterizes the art of Delacroix, who strove for individuality while aspiring to follow in the footsteps of the Flemish and Venetian masters of the 16th and 17th centuries



Musée du Louvre Website


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

Eduardo Chillida: <EM>Homage to Architecture II</EM>, 2000Sculpture, alabaster. Collection Famille Chillida - Belzunce. © Zabalaga - Leku, Adagp, Paris, 2018. Photo: Alberto Cobo.
Eduardo Chillida: Homage to Architecture II, 2000
Sculpture, alabaster.
Collection Famille Chillida - Belzunce. © Zabalaga - Leku, Adagp, Paris, 2018.
Photo: Alberto Cobo.
Eduardo Chillida – La gravedad insistente,
TOULOUSE  •  Les Abattoirs  •  6 April - 26 August 2018
 
Bringing together over 60 artworks in various media the exhibition Eduardo Chillida – La gravedad insistente, at Les Abattoirs in Toulouse focuses on the sculptor’s relationship to space and the gravity of materials. Devised with exceptional support from the Fundación Eduardo Chillida-Pilar Belzunce, it highlights how the Spanish artist breathed new life into the art of sculpture from the 1950s into the early 2000s. From the early 1950s, Spanish artist Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) contributed to the renewal of the kind of sculpture that challenged the constraints of materials. He therefore opted at the start of the 50s to create his sculptures directly with fire, in the forge, and refused the traditional duplication of sculpture in bronze.

Associating wrought ironwork with modern sculpture in new and original ways, he plays on the refusal of the pedestal and encompasses the surrounding environment, particularly empty space. He thus contributed to a redefinition of sculpture that was taking place on a global scale. Consistently reflecting on sculpture’s relationship to space, Chillida thus spent nearly 20 years designing the Wind Combs, based on the Atlantic coastline, which he envisaged as a sculpture, an architectural space, and a soundscape subjected to the laws of the sea and wind, and which was finally inaugurated in 1977.

Les Abattoirs Website


Contact: Les Abattoirs
76 allées Charles-de-Fitte
31300 Toulouse
Tel: (33) 05 34 51 10 60

<P>Antoine-François Callet: Louis XVI, 1779, huile sur toile. Musée du château de Versailles © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais, Christophe Foui</P>

Antoine-François Callet: Louis XVI, 1779, huile sur toile. Musée du château de Versailles © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais, Christophe Foui

Power Plays.
PARIS  •  Musée du Louvre  •  27 September 2017 - 2 July 2018
 

The Petite Galerie exhibition for 2017–2018 focuses on the connection between art and political power. Governing entails self-presentation as a way of affirming authority, legitimacy, and prestige. Thus art in the hands of patrons becomes a propaganda tool; but it can also be a vehicle for protest and subverting the established order.

Spanning the period from antiquity up to our own time, forty works from the Musée du Louvre, the Musée National du Château de Pau, the Château de Versailles and the Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris illustrate the evolution of the codes behind the representation of political power.

The exhibition is divided into four sections:

    “Princely Roles”: The first room presents the king’s functions— priest, builder, warrior/protector—as portrayed through different artistic media. Notable examples are Philippe de Champaigne’s Louis XIII, Léonard Limosin’s enamel Crucifixion Altarpiece, and the Triad of Osorkon II from ancient Egypt.

    “Legitimacy through Persuasion”: The focus in the second room is on the emblematic figure of Henri IV, initially a king in search of legitimacy, then a model for the Bourbon heirs from Louis XVI to the Restoration. Features include sculptures by Barthélémy Prieur and François-Joseph Bosio, and paintings by Frans Pourbus the Younger, Ingres, and others.

    “The Antique Model”: The theme of the third room is the equestrian statue. The Louvre is home to several remarkable examples, among them the Barberini Ivory leaf, a bronze of Charles the Bald, and François Girardon’s Louis XIV.

    “The Insignia of Power”: In the fourth room majestic portraits of monarchs, including Antoine-François Callet’s Louis XVI, François Gérard’s Napoleon I and Franz-Xaver Winterhalter’s Louis Philippe, are accompanied by the regalia used during the coronation of the kings of France. This final section also highlights the dramatic historical and representational changes that came with the French Revolution.



Musée du Louvre Website


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

Ghosts and Hell: The Underworld in Asian Art
PARIS  •  musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac  •  10 April - 15 July 2018
 
 
The exhibition Ghosts and Hell: The Underworld in Asian Art presented at the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac focuses its attention on ghost stories from East and Southeast Asia, delving into the world of spirits, terror and fantastic creatures and their contemporary adaptations. A journey to the edges of reality, where cinema, religious art, theatre, contemporary design, manga and video games intersect.

From Hokusai prints to Pac-Man, from Buddhist paintings to J-Horror – Japanese horror cinema from the 1990s-2000s – with the film ‘Ring’, from the Thai spirit cults to horror manga, the figure of the ghost has haunted the Asian imagination for centuries. In China, Thailand and Japan – the lands that the exhibition focuses on – the popular infatuation with terror is very real, and one that permeates a wide variety of cultural productions.

Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Website


Contact: Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
37 Quai Branly, 75007
Paris, France
Tel: (33) 1 56 61 70 00

In Tune with the World
PARIS  •  Louis Vuitton Foundation  •  11 April - 27 August 2018
 
 

Throughout the galleries of the Frank Gehry building, In Tune with the World unveils a new selection of artists from the collection, of several different mediums, bringing together modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in these spaces.

More than a simple hanging of works, In Tune with the World is intended to be an exhibition based on a specific theme. This reflects today’s questions about man’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie him to his surrounding environment and living world, highlighting the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects.

Artists featured in the exhibition :

Giovanni Anselmo (1934, Italy), Matthew Barney (1967, USA), Christian Boltanski (1944, France), Mark Bradford (1961, USA), James Lee Byars (1932-1997, USA), Maurizio Cattelan (1960, Italy), Ian Cheng (1984, USA), Andrea Crespo (1993, USA), Trisha Donnelly (1974 , USA), Dan Flavin (1933-1996, USA), Cyprien Gaillard (1980, France), Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966, Switzerland), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (1965, France), Jacqueline Humphries (1960, USA), Pierre Huyghe (1962, France), Yves Klein (1928-1962, France), Mark Leckey (1990, United Kingdom), Henri Matisse (1869-1954, France), François Morellet (1926-2016, France), Takashi Murakami (1962, Japan), Philippe Parreno (1964, France), Sigmar Polke (1941-2010, Germany), Gerhard Richter (1932, Germany), Bunny Rogers (1990, USA), Wilhelm Sasnal (1972, Poland), Shimabuku (1969, Japan), Kiki Smith (1954, USA), Adrián Villar Rojas (1980, Argentina), Anicka Yi (1971, South Korea).



Louis Vuitton Foundation Website


Contact:

Louis Vuitton Foundation
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
75116 Paris, France


Tel: 33 1 40 69 96 00

Wild Souls: Symbolism in the Baltic States
PARIS  •  Musée d'Orsay  •  10 April - 15 July 2018
 
 

The independent states that make up the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were established just after the end of the First World War. To celebrate this centenary, this exhibition presents Baltic Symbolism from the 1890s to the end of the 1920s.

European Symbolism and the emancipation of consciousness that it disseminated are inseparable in the Baltic countries from their independence. This exhibition illustrates the interplay of influences and resistances through which artists forged a creative language appropriate to their intellectual world.
Taking elements from popular culture, folklore and local legends, as well as from their unique landscapes, they have created a genuinely original art form.



Musée d'Orsay Website


Contact: Musée d'Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris, France

Events in Classical Music

Patricia Petitbon
Patricia Petitbon
Patricia Petibon, soprano
PARIS  •  Philharmonie de Paris  •  19 June 2018
 
Alongside Basel-based ensemble La Cetra and their director Andrea Marcon, Patricia Petibon brings together Mozart and Gluck with this programme of “love songs” taken from The Mariage of Figaro, Lucio Silla, Armide, and Iphigénie en Tauride.

Philharmonie de Paris Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h30

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



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