What’s On Now: Paris Expos

Our picks for this season’s not to miss exhibitions.

The Impressionists in London: Artists in Exile, 1870-1904 at the Petit Palais until October 14, 2018

The Franco-Prussian War of 1870, the fall of the Second Empire and the Paris Commune pushed a number of artists installed in France to seek refuge in the United Kingdom. Co-organized with the Tate Britain in London, the exhibition brings together over 100 masterpieces born on the banks of the Thames in the misty, industrial atmosphere of Victorian London. The story ends in 1904 with Derain, who came to paint London in the colors of Fauvism.

Klimt: A Journey to the Heart of the Viennese Secession at the Atelier des lumières until November 11, 2018

To mark its opening, the Atelier des Lumières will present an immersive exhibition devoted to the main figures in the Viennese art scene, of which Gustav Klimt was a key figure. To mark the 100th anniversary of the painter’s death, and that of Egon Schiele, their works will be brought to life to the sound of music on the former foundry’s immense projection surface.

Giacometti, From Tradition to Avant-Garde at the Musée Maillol, from September 14, 2018 to January 20, 2019

Known for his long, spindly figures, painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti left behind an immense body of work. The Musée Maillol is putting on an exhibition of some fifty of his sculptures, on loan from the Fondation Giacometti, alongside works by some of the great modern sculptors. Follow a chronological route through the gallery and observe how Giacometti’s sculptures interact with those of Picasso, Rodin, and Bourdelle, highlighting the evolution of his work and the influences in his artistic surroundings.

 

Picasso. Blue and Rose at the Musée d’Orsay from September 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019

The Musée d’Orsay and the Musée national Picasso-Paris are organising an exceptional event dedicated to Pablo Picasso’s blue and rose periods. This exhibition is the first large-scale collaboration between the two museums, bringing together a number of previously unseen works. It features masterpieces, some of which are being presented for the first time in France, and proposes a new interpretation on the years 1900-1906, a critical period in the artist’s career which to date has not been covered in its entirety by a French museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egon Schiele – Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Fondation Louis Vuitton from October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019

The exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton throws the spotlight on Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele, two young prodigies who died at an early age and who despite their fleeting career left their mark on the art world. Two different circuits to discover their respective careers –  the Vienna of 1900 for Egon Schiele, the New York City of the 1980s for Jean-Michel Basquiat -, and grasp the force that drove these two artists and the intensity emanating from their creations.

Caravaggio’s Roman Period at the Musée Jaquemart-André from September 20, 2018 to January 28 2019

A major artist of 17th-century Italy, the Milanese painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, known as Caravaggio, is renowned for the realism of his art and his innovative use of chiaroscuro. This exceptional exhibition is devoted to Caravaggio’s career in Rome from 1592 to 1606 and to the artistic environment in which he developed.

Egon Schiele – Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Fondation Louis Vuitton from October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019

 

The exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton throws the spotlight on Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele, two young prodigies who died at an early age and who despite their fleeting career left their mark on the art world. Two different circuits to discover their respective careers –  the Vienna of 1900 for Egon Schiele, the New York City of the 1980s for Jean-Michel Basquiat -, and grasp the force that drove these two artists and the intensity emanating from their creations.