Number 66

Johannes Vermeer

Exhibitions
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is too often seen as an outlier, despite being part of a tradition and a group of artists painting 17th-century Holland. A new exhibition opens up their world of shared interests and preoccupations, with artists such as Pieter de Hooch, Jan Steen and Gerard ter Borch. The last’s dark Lady at Her Toilet (c.1660)...
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Number 66

Auguste Rodin

Exhibitions
Auguste Rodin died exactly a century ago, so let’s clear away the complacent adulation and rediscover the groundbreaking, ever-changing artist. At the Grand Palais in Paris, it’s time to concentrate on the Bourgeois de Calais (1895), the monumental, unfinished Gates of Hell, from which emerged The Thinker (1888), and the thousands of fragments...
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Number 66

Le monde selon Topor

Exhibitions
Prolific and unclassifiable French artist Roland Topor used his drawing skills for a variety of media including illustrations for magazines and books, posters, animated films, TV shows... This retrospective is also the opportunity to discover Topor’s literary work - plays, short stories, novels -, 20 years after his death.   BNF...
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Number 66

Karel Appel

Exhibitions
Dutch painter and sculptor Karel Appel was a founding member of CoBrA, a European avant-garde movement active from 1948 to 1951, whose method was based on spontaneity and experiment.   MUSÉE D’ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS. Karel Appel. L’art est une fête ! 11 avenue du Président-Wilson, Paris XVIe. 01 53 67 40 00. Until 20th...
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Number 66

NotVital

Exhibitions
Beijing-based Swiss artist Not Vital is presenting his latest series of steel sculptures, POLES and Let 100 Flowers Bloom, inspired by nature and architecture.   GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC. Not Vital. Poles. 69 avenue du Général-Leclerc, Pantin (93). 01 55 89 01 10. Until 18th March.   «Let 100 Flowers Bloom» (détail), 2008,...
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Number 66

Pissarro

Exhibitions
Two new exhibitions dedicated to Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro : a large retrospective at Musée Marmottan Monet gathers together 60 of his paintings, while over at Musée du Luxembourg, you can see his late and lesser known work.   MUSÉE MARMOTTAN MONET. Camille Pissarro. Le premier des impressionnistes. 2 rue Louis-Boilly,...
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Number 66

Africa Now

Exhibitions
This spring, Galeries Lafayette celebrates young African artists with a window display of Lakin Ogunbanwo’s photographs, an installation by Joël Andrianomearisoa and an exhibition featuring Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Frances Goodman, Lebohang Kganye and many more.   GALERIE DES GALERIES. Le jour qui vient. 40 Boulevard Haussmann,...
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Number 66

Vincent Perez

Exhibitions
Actor, director and photographer Vincent Perez’s new exhibition explores the question of identity.   MAISON EUROPÉENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE. Vincent Perez. Identités. 5-7 rue de Fourcy, Paris IVe. 01 44 78 75 00. Until 9th April.   ©Vincent Perez.
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Number 66

Cartier-Bresson

Exhibitions
The Decisive Moment is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Henri Cartier-Bresson’s best work from his early years. Called “a bible for photographers” by Robert Capa, it was published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, in collaboration with renowned French art publisher Tériade.   FONDATION HENRI...
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Number 66

Josef Koudelka

Exhibitions
In 1970, Josef Koudelka left his native Czechoslovakia to “see the world and take photographs.” Following his instinct and his feelings, he took poignant pictures of the Gypsy communities he encountered during his many travels.   CENTRE POMPIDOU. Josef Koudelka. La fabrique d’Exils. 1Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris IVe. 01 44 78 12...
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