Paris is always a popular choice for a city break.
There are now more European city break possibilities from the UK than ever before, largely thanks to the number of low-cost airlines offering flights at very reasonable prices to so many destinations. Whilst it is always exciting to explore a different city many people also like to re-visit cities they love and have visited countless times before. For this reason, Paris never loses its popularity and still remains a favourite amongst young and old alike. For art lovers, this spring and early summer will prove to be an ideal time to head to the French capital as a number of very appealing exhibitions are taking place.
“ Jardins” (Gardens) is an exhibition which is being held at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais until 24th July.
In the words of Foucault, “The garden is the smallest part of the world and the whole world at the same time.” The exhibition is a multidisciplinary collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and films. It doesn’t aim to be a comprehensive history of garden art but takes a look at the garden as an enclosed space and as such can be viewed as a complete work of art that can stimulate all of the senses. The exhibition seeks to defend the garden as an art form and its creators as artists.
“Pisarro in Eragny” is an exhibition taking place at the Musée du Luxembourg until 9th July.
This exhibition concentrates on the final two decades of the artist’s life. Having settled in the village of Eragny-sur-Epte, the impressionist and post-impressionist painter Camille Pisarro developed a kind of utopia that can be seen in both his painting and his political commitment. The exhibition includes landscapes of his pseudo farm seen through the seasons and also paintings representing a multitude of personalities featuring the pastoral surroundings of Eragny.
“Rodin: the centennial exhibition“, is being held at the Galeries nationales until 31st July
To mark the centenary of his death, the Musée Rodin and Réunion des musées nationaux Grand Palais are joining forces to celebrate Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). The exhibition features over 200 of Rodin’s works and also includes sculptures and drawings by Bourdelle, Brancusi, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Beuys, Baselitz and Gormley, shedding new light on this giant of sculpture. It looks at the many ways in which Rodin has influenced the works of other sculptors over the years since his death.