News in museums


Willem Bastiaan Tholen (1860-1931)
A Dutch Impressionist

Fondation Custodia
From September 21st to December 15th, 2019

Tholen was a prolific artist who tried his hand at a great variety of subjects. Although his landscapes and seascapes are the most familiar of his works, his urban views and interiors are often more arresting. He was interested above everything else in atmosphere, colour and light. His work is related to the paintings of the naturalist movement known as the Hague School, and also to those of the Amsterdam Impressionists, yet Tholen enjoyed less attention than some of his contemporaries.

Fondation Custodia, Exhibition : Willem Bastiaan Tholen (1860-1931). Un impressionniste néerlandais

 

Fondation Custodia
Fondation Custodia / Collection Frits Lugt
121 rue de Lille
75007 Paris
Tél : +33 (0)1 47 05 75 19

Palézieux (1919-2012), Works on paper

Fondation Custodia
From September 21st to December 15th, 2019

One hundred years after the birth of the Swiss artist Gérard de Palézieux, the Fondation Custodia is paying homage to him with this show focusing on his graphic work. The exhibition contains more than one hundred works on paper in the techniques favoured by Palézieux: prints, drawings, wash drawings and watercolours, and presents an opportunity to take stock of the coherence of his work as he dealt with his favourite subjects: landscape, portraits and still-lifes.

Exhibition at Fondation Custodia : Palézieux (1919-2012), Œuvres sur papier

 

Fondation Custodia
Fondation Custodia / Collection Frits Lugt
121 rue de Lille
75007 Paris
Tél : +33 (0)1 47 05 75 19

Luca Giordano (1634-1705)
The triumph of Neapolitan painting

Petit Palais
From November 14th to February 23rd, 2019

 

Petit Palais, Exhibition Luca Giordano (1634-1705) Le triomphe de la peinture napolitaine

 

Petit Palais, Exhibition Luca Giordano (1634-1705) Le triomphe de la peinture napolitaine

Avenue Winston-Churchill
75008 Paris
Tel : 01 53 43 40 00

Degas at the Opéra

Musée d’Orsay
From September 24th to January 19th, 2020

Throughout his entire career, from his debut in the 1860s up to his final works after 1900, the Opera formed the focal point of Degas’ output. It was his “own room”. He explored the theatre’s various spaces – auditorium and stage, boxes, foyers, and dance studios – and followed those who frequented them: dancers, singers, orchestral musicians, audience members, and black-attired subscribers lurking in the wings. This closed world presented a microcosm of infinite possibilities allowing all manner of experimentations: multiple points of view, contrasts of lighting, the study of motion and the precision of movement.

This is the first exhibition to consider the Opera as a whole, examining not only Degas’ passionate relationship with the House and his musical tastes, but also the infinite resources of this marvellous ‘toolbox’. The work of a truly great artist offers us the portrait of the Paris Opera in the 19th century.

Musée d'Orsay - poster of the exhibition Degas à l'Opéra

Musée d’Orsay
1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur
75007 Paris
Tel : 01 40 49 48 14

Félix Fénéon (1861-1944).
The modern times, from Seurat à Matisse

Musée de l’Orangerie
From October 16th to January 27th,  2020

No exhibition has yet paid homage to Félix Fénéon (1861-1944), an important figure in the artistic world in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Musée de l’Orangerie, in association with the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is honouring this extraordinary man who remains unjustly unknown. The exhibition will demonstrate the different facets of this unusual character, with his Quaker-like appearance and deadpan humour, who combined an exemplary career as a civil servant with strong artistic and anarchist convictions. Columnist, editor at the Revue Blanche, art critic, publisher – he published Rimbaud’s ‘Illuminations’ -, and gallery owner, Fénéon was also an exceptional collector who amassed a large number of masterpieces including a unique set of African and Oceanian sculptures. An unconditional supporter of Neo-Impressionism, discoverer of Seurat, artistic director of the Bernheim-Jeune gallery, champion of Fauvism, Futurism and Matisse, Fénéon played a decisive role on the artistic scene in the early 20th century.

The exhibition will bring together an exceptional array of paintings and drawings by Seurat, Signac, Degas, Bonnard, Modigliani, Matisse, Derain, Severini, Balla, etc., pieces from Africa and Oceania, as well as documents and archives.

Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde
75001 PARIS
+33 (0)1 44 77 80 07