The Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to El Greco. Born in Crete, trained in Italy, this genius then developed his talent in Spain, using Titian’s colour, Tintoretto’s audacity and Michel Angelo’s heroic style. A retrospective of an artist traditional and modern at the same time, to discover until February 10th.
For the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birth, the Musée du Louvre holds an unprecedented retrospective of the painter and unveils the largest collection in the world of da Vinci’s paintings and 22 drawings. Bookings are compulsory. Until February 24th.
Until January 26th, the Musée Marmottan Monet presents Mondrian Figuratif and reveals an unknown aspect of his work. Famous for his abstract paintings and his squares of red, yellow and blue, Piet Mondrian also painted landscapes, portraits and even cubist and neoplasticist compositions.
Until January 19th, visit « Speed of Life » at the Jeu de Paume, an exhibition dédicated to the New-York photographer Peter Hujar (1934 – 1987). 140 works of the major witness of the New-York Avantgarde are presented: his famous portraits and news, but also scenes from the Big Apple, vibrating with the long-disappeared creative intensity of those times.
The Monnaie de Paris presents the first major exhibition dedicated to the sculptor Kiki Smith outside the US. Made of bronze, glass, plaster, porcelain, tapestry or paper, 100 works are as many witnesses of her fascination for the human body and the relation between species and scales, on a search for the harmony linking us to nature and the universe. Until February 9th.