With From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine – The Great Naïve Masters, the Musée Maillol pays tribute to the artists called “modern primitive” from the inter-war period who renewed painting in their own way, independently from the avant-garde artists and without academism. Until January 19th.
At the Centre Pompidou, the exhibition Francis Bacon: books and painting explores the influence of literature in the artist’s painting. It also includes the presentation and the reading of literary or philosophic texts from Nietzsche, Aeschyles, Bataille, Leiris…, who inspired him so much. Immerse yourself in Bacon’s imagination, and discover his overwhelming and realistic works. Until January 20th.
The exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec – Resolutely Modern at the Grand Palais shows how this aristocrat from the Languedoc region has chronicled and criticized the “Montmartre culture” of the 1890s, in a non-judgemental way. This retrospective really imposes Toulouse-Lautrec as a precursor of the Avant-Garde movements of the 20th century. Until October 9th.
With Degas à l’Opéra, the Musée d’Orsay shows the artist’s universe: his passionate vision of the opera and its various spaces (stage, dressing room, wings…). This enclosed space, as a microcosm with infinite possibilities, gives Degas the opportunity to play with viewpoints, with the contrast of light and with movements. Until January 19th.