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Not Quite April in Paris

Current Exhibitions

By: Edward Rubin - 03/09/2014

Grand Palais
 

Fernand Léger: Reconstructing Reality

Exhibition

Fernand Léger: Reconstructing Reality

01 March 2014 to 02 June 2014
 
Fernand Léger National Museum, Biot
Description

Although he is classed as a ‘realist’ painter in phase with modern life; from the twenties to just after World War 2 Fernand Léger combined objects in disconcerting ways, played with differences in scale, let objects float in space and used biomorphic motifs. He stayed true to “realism in conception,” which he defined as realism in line, form and colour, but he was receptive to the experimental art of the Surrealists. He made friends with Man Ray and Duchamp and, during his exile in the United States, he moved in the same circles as Masson, Tanguy, Matta, Breton and Ernst and made no secret of his friendship with the Surrealists, particularly at the “Artists in Exile” exhibition at the Pierre Matisse gallery in New York in March 1942. A close look at Léger’s oeuvre reveals currents that could be compared to precepts characteristic of Surrealism.

An exhibition organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, the Musées Nationaux du XXe siècle des Alpes-Maritimes and the Musée des Beaux-arts, Nantes.

Curators: Blandine Chavanne, director of the Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes, Maurice Fréchuret, director of the Musées Nationaux du XXe siècle des Alpes-Maritimes, Diana Gay, curator at the Musée National Fernand Léger, Claire Lebossé, curator of modern art at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes, Nelly Maillard, head of collections at the Musée National Fernand Léger.

Schedules
01 March 2014 to 02 June 2014

Wednesday until Monday from 10 am to 5 pm (6 pm from May to October).
Closed every Tuesday

Although he is classed as a ‘realist’ painter in phase with modern life; from the twenties to just after World War 2 Fernand Léger combined objects in disconcerting ways, played with differences in scale, let objects float in space and used biomorphic motifs. He stayed true to “realism in conception,” which he defined as realism in line, form and colour, but he was receptive to the experimental art of the Surrealists. He made friends with Man Ray and Duchamp and, during his exile in the United States, he moved in the same circles as Masson, Tanguy, Matta, Breton and Ernst and made no secret of his friendship with the Surrealists, particularly at the “Artists in Exile” exhibition at the Pierre Matisse gallery in New York in March 1942. A close look at Léger’s oeuvre reveals currents that could be compared to precepts characteristic of Surrealism.

An exhibition organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, the Musées Nationaux du XXe siècle des Alpes-Maritimes and the Musée des Beaux-arts, Nantes.

Curators: Blandine Chavanne, director of the Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes, Maurice Fréchuret, director of the Musées Nationaux du XXe siècle des Alpes-Maritimes, Diana Gay, curator at the Musée National Fernand Léger, Claire Lebossé, curator of modern art at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes, Nelly Maillard, head of collections at the Musée National Fernand Léger.

Josephine

  • Andrea Appiani, Portrait de l’impératrice Joséphine (1763-1814), Rueil-Malmaison, châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau) / Gérard Blot
Exhibition

Josephine

12 March 2014 to 29 June 2014
Musée du luxembourg
12 March 2014 to 29 June 2014

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Night opening until 10 p.m. on Mondays

To mark the two hundredth anniversary of the death of the Empress Josephine, the exhibition brings together personal mementos and major works from her prestigious art collections. From her Creole origins to her marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte, from her role as a sovereign to her life after divorce, visitors are invited to enter Josephine’s private world and discover a modern woman who was passionate about travel, music and gardens. 
The exhibition is organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux — Grand Palais with the Musée national des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau

Bill Viola

05 March 2014 to 21 July 2014
Grand Palais
Description
 
 

Bill Viola

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Josephine

Bill Viola is without doubt the most celebrated exponent of video art. For the first time, the Grand Palais will present a wide-ranging group of his works, including moving paintings and monumental installations from 1977 to today. Focusing on both intimate and universal experiences, the artist expresses his emotional and spiritual journey through great metaphysical themes – life, death and transfiguration…

An exhibition organized by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais in collaboration with Bill Viola Studio. 

Curators: Jérôme Neutres, Advisor to the Chairman of the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais and Kira Perov, Executive Director of Bill Viola Studio
Exhibition design: Bobby Jablonski, Studio Director of Bill Viola Studio and Gaëlle Seltzer, architect in Paris 
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Schedules
05 March 2014 to 21 July 2014

Every day except Tuesday
From 10 am to 10 pm
From 10 am to 8 pm (Sunday and Monday)

Bill Viola is without doubt the most celebrated exponent of video art. For the first time, the Grand Palais will present a wide-ranging group of his works, including moving paintings and monumental installations from 1977 to today. Focusing on both intimate and universal experiences, the artist expresses his emotional and spiritual journey through great metaphysical themes – life, death and transfiguration…
An exhibition organized by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais in collaboration with Bill Viola Studio. 

Curators: Jérôme Neutres, Advisor to the Chairman of the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais and Kira Perov, Executive Director of Bill Viola Studio
Exhibition design: Bobby Jablonski, Studio Director of Bill Viola Studio and Gaëlle Seltzer, architect in Paris 
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