twelve exhibitions to see in Paris this fall

twelve exhibitions to see in Paris this fall

The Parisian museums are offering numerous monographs this season, some of which have never been seen before, such as the retrospective by the Viennese artist Kokoschka at the Museum of Modern Art, rediscoveries such as Rosa Bonheur at the Musée d’Orsay, and also transversal exhibitions: still life at the Louvre or representation of the Sun at the Marmottan museum. Here are some exhibitions not to be missed this fall.

Rosa Bonheur at the Musée d’Orsay

Rosa Happiness (1822-1899), "Nivernais plowing"also says "The shading", 1849, Musée d'Orsay Photo   (© Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt)

The retrospective that we saw in the spring at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux is coming to Paris, at Orsay Museum : on the occasion of the bicentenary of her birth, Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), friend of animals, great animal painter and extraordinary personality, famous during her lifetime and later forgotten, returns to the front of the stage. These are real portraits of animals, lions, rabbits, dogs or deer, that we will discover there. From October 18, 2022 to January 15, 2023.

Les Choses, a history of still life, at the Louvre

Giorgio Morandi "Natura morta", Paris, National Museum of Modern Art-Centre Pompidou   (© Center Pompidou-MNAM-CCI, dist.-RMN-Grand-Palais Bertrand-Prevost © Adagp, Paris, 2022)

the Louvre tells us the story of the representation of things, from prehistoric axes to the readymades of Duchamp, from the paintings of Archimboldo, Chardin or De Chirico to the photos of Nan Goldin. An exploration of still life, an artistic genre that tells our relationship with material goods through 170 works presented in 15 chronological and thematic sequences, from painting to video through sculpture, photography and cinema, from prehistory to the present day. From October 12, 2022 to January 23, 2023.

Edvard Munch at the Musée d’Orsay

Edvard Munch, "Melancholy", 1894-1896, Bergen, KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes   (© Dag Fosse / KODE)

Beyond the single image of Shoutwith which we inevitably associate the Norwegian artist, the Orsay Museum offers a retrospective of 60 years of the work of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) in all its complexity, in the light of symbolism seen as the backbone of all his production. A hundred works including forty major paintings and numerous drawings and prints. From September 20, 2022 to January 22, 2023.

Ukraine by Boris Mikhailov at the European House of Photography

Boris Mikhailov, From the series "Red", 1968-75, chromogenic print   (© Boris Mikhaïlov, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Tate: Acquired with the assistance of the Art Fund (with the contribution of the Wolfson Foundation) and Konstantin Grigorishin, 2011.)

The photographer Boris Mikhailov, born in 1938 in Ukraine, has worked for 60 years between documentary and conceptual approach. He deconstructed the images of Soviet propaganda and underlined the contradictions of the time, then those of the new capitalist society, by varying techniques and formats, using the text. The European House of Photography (MEP) presents its first retrospective in France, 800 works and around twenty series up to its most recent. From September 7, 2022 to January 15, 2023.

Gerard Garouste at the Center Pompidou

Gerard Garouste, "Adhara", 1981, Liliane &  Michel Durand-Dessert (Photo © Florian Kleinefenn)

At Centre Pompidou, a retrospective of Gérard Garouste recounts the work of this unclassifiable figurative artist, both “classical” and “Indian”, rational and intuitive. 120 paintings, often in very large format, sculptures, drawings and installations with multiple inspirations, from Greek mythology to The Divine Comedyfrom the Talmud to Don Quixote. From September 7, 2022 to January 2, 2023.

Joan Mitchell dialogues with Claude Monet at the Vuitton Foundation

Joan Mitchell, "Two Pianos"1980, Private collection (© The Estate of Joan Mitchell Photo: © Patrice Schmidt)

It is a double exhibition of Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) that the Louis Vuitton Foundation. First a dialogue between the American painter who settled not far from Giverny, in Vétheuil, in 1968, and the last period of Claude Monet, in particular the water lilies, seen as precursors to abstraction by American Abstract Expressionists. And then a retrospective of Joan Mitchell, who said: “My painting is abstract but it is also a landscape.” From October 5, 2022 to February 27, 2023.

Facing the sun, a star in the arts, at the Musée Marmottan Monet

Eugene Boudin, "Le Havre: Sunset over the sea"1885, Potsdam, Hasso Plattner Collection (© Hasso Plattner Collection / Recom Art, Berlin)

To celebrate 150 years of‘Rising sun printthe painting by Claude Monet which gave its name to Impressionism and which the Marmottan Monet Museum keeps within its walls, the latter offers an exploration of the representation of the Sun in the arts, from Albrecht Dürer or Lorrain to William Turner, Gustave Courbet, Paul Signac, Edvard Munch, Joán Miró or Gérard Fromanger… From September 21, 2022 to January 29, 2023.

Retrospective Oskar Kokoschka at the Museum of Modern Art

Oskar Kokoschka, "Landscape of the Dolomites, Tre Croci / Dolomitenlandschaft, Tre Croci"1913, Leopold Museum, Vienna (© Oskar Kokoschka Foundation / Adagp, Paris 2022)

This is the first time that a retrospective of Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1880) has been presented in Paris, at the Modern Art Museum. 150 works and seven decades of creation by the man who was the enfant terrible of Vienna in the first part of the 20th century, a pupil of Gustav Klimt, who inspired Egon Schiele. He then expresses all the intensity of the moods of the society of his time. From September 23, 2022 to February 12, 2023.

Rodin and Egypt at the Rodin Museum

Auguste Rodin, Assemblage: Female Nude, Arms Crossed, Headless, in a Jar, 1895, plaster and terracotta   (© Rodin museum, ph. C. Baraja)

It is an Egyptian Rodin that the Rodin museum, nourished by a dreamed and fantasized Egypt then collected. The artist, who said that his Balzac was “the Sphinx of France”, had a collection of more than 1,000 Egyptian works which he installed in his studio. Pieces acquired from antique dealers and merchants based in Cairo, which resonate in his work. The exhibition presents 400 restored objects and works by the artist, sculptures and drawings, archives and photographs. From October 18, 2022 to March 5, 2023.

Black Indians of New Orleans at the Quai Branly Museum

Charles Fréger, Mardi Gras Indians (© Charles Fréger © Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac)

the Quai Branly Museum introduces us to the “Black Indians” of Louisiana and their unique culture shaped by more than three centuries of resistance, in a context where the Amerindians have forged links with the slaves brought from Africa and where the imagination, beliefs and costumes of the former were a source of inspiration for the latter. The exhibition tells the story of this cultural mix, particularly around the Mardi Gras carnival, a high point in the life of the Black Indians, and its fabulous costumes. From October 4, 2022 to January 15, 2023.

Prehistory and the arts at the Musée de l’Homme

Third Chinese horse - Lascaux (© N. Aujoulat - National Center for Prehistory - Ministry of Culture)

the Museum of human shows that human creativity has been boundless for millennia by exhibiting 90 original prehistoric pieces, paleolithic venuses, decorated tools, sexual representations, carved animals, in ivory, rock, bone, reindeer or deer antlers. And then hundreds of digital images of paintings and engravings from around the world revealing parietal art of an infinite variety of forms and expressions, from the caves of Dorgogne to the cliffs of China or the valley of Foz Côa in Portugal. From November 16, 2022 to May 22, 2023.

“Parisian citizens!” : history of the struggles of women in the capital at the Carnavalet museum

Branger, ML, Strike of the midinettes, Paris, May 18, 1917, 1917, (© Roger Viollet)

the Carnavalet Museum traces the struggles of women for their emancipation in Paris, from the French Revolution to the parity law of 2000, with personalities and many anonymous people, revolutionaries of 1789, 1830, 1848, communards, suffragettes, resistance fighters, trade unionists, striking workers and immigrant women’s collectives. From September 28, 2022 to January 29, 2023.

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