18 March > 19 July 2015
PRESENTATION OF THE EXHIBITION
Of all the dynasties that have succeeded one another on the English throne, the Tudors, who reigned between 1485 and 1603, are certainly one of the most popular. Apart from the legend largely inspired by their private lives, the sovereigns left a deep imprint on the history of the kingdom: politically, by giving it a strategic position in Europe; spiritually, by breaking away from the Catholic Church; and culturally, by welcoming the Renaissance. Artists from Italy, Flanders and Germanic countries entered the service of the court to meet the new need for Royal portraits. It was at the confines of all these influences, in a country undergoing great upheavals, that the original forms of the English Renaissance were developed. This exhibition is the first in France on the subject.
The gamble of the Impressionists
Manet, Monet, Renoir
9 October 2014 > 8 February 2015
The museums have not yet dedicated an event or comprehensive study to Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922), one of the greatest dealers in the world at the turn of the 20th century and a major figure in the history of Impressionism. From the beginning of the 1870s, Paul Durand-Ruel discovered and supported Impressionist painters with flair and passion, buying and selling thousands of Impressionist paintings, including the masterpieces of the movement, often in difficult circumstances. A painting «missionary» as Renoir liked to call him, he also contributed to the invention of the modern art market and gave an unprecedented international dimension to his gallery, particularly in the United States. At the turn of the 20th century, the dealer had established the largest European and American Impressionist collections, both public and private.
12 March > 29 June 2014
General curator : Amaury Lefébure, patrimonial chief curator, director of the musée national des châteaux de Malmaison et Bois - Préau.
Curators : Elisabeth Caude, chief curator, Céline Meunier, chief curator, Christophe Pincemaille, responsible for documentary studies, Alain Pougetoux , chief curator at the musée national des châteaux de Malmaison et Bois - Préau
The exhibition is organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux — Grand Palais with the Musée national des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau - See more at: http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/josephine#sthash.rpQrumXK.dpuf
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 Renaissance and dream
9 October 2013 > 26 January 2014
Chiara Rabbi Bernard, Alessandro Cecchi, Yves Hersant
Bringing together around eighty works by celebrated Renaissance artists, from Hieronymus Bosch to Veronese, and including Dürer and Correggio, the exhibition gives us an insight into the golden age of the representation of dreams. It takes us, from the moment of sleep to the moment of wakening, through dreams and nightmarish visions, and invites us to give free rein to our imagination, to lose ourselves in the disturbing images of dreams.
The exhibition is organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais and the Soprintendenza del Polo Museale Fiorentino- See more at: http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/renaissance-and-deam#sthash.IxlLYJlk....
Chagall between war and peace
21 February > 21 July 2013
Jean-Michel Foray (1942-2012), honorary general heritage curator.
Julia Garimorth-Foray, curator at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Chagall was nearly a hundred when he died in 1985. He had crossed most of the 20th century, living through one revolution, two wars and a period of exile, and rubbing shoulders with some of its most avant-garde artist ...
The modern art club,
avant-garde collectors in le Havre
19 September 2012 > 6 January 2013
General curator : Annette Haudiquet, chief curator at the Musée d’Art moderne André Malraux - MuMa
Consultant curator : Géraldine Lefebvre, conservation officer at the Musée d’Art moderne André Malraux -MuMa
Exhibition design : Jean-Julien Simonot
On 29 January 1906, a group of art collectors and artists formed the Modern Art Club...
Cima Da Conegliano,
Master of the venitian Renaissance
5 April > 15 July 2012
Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa, Professor of the history of modern art and musicology, University of Bergamo
Giovanni Battista Cima (1459-1517), born in a small town in Venetia, is one of the leading representatives of Venetian painting in the late 15th and early 16th century. In contact with the greatest artists in Venice, he developed ...
Cézanne and Paris
12 October 2011 > 26 February 2012
General curator : Gilles Chazal, director of the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris.
Scientific committee : Denis Coutagne, chief heritage curator, president of the Paul Cézanne society.
Maryline Assante di Panzillo, curator of the painting department, Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris.
Although Cézanne (1839-1906) is usually associated with Provence, he cannot be confined to the south of France. He spent more than half of his time as a painter in Paris and its environs. He travelled between Aix en Provence and Paris over twenty times, although, of course, not for the same reasons when he was twenty as when he was sixty.
Cranach in his time
9 February > 23 May 2011
To mark the European opening of the Musée du Luxembourg’s programme dedicated to the Renaissance, the museum is reopening with an exhibition on Lucas Cranach (circa1472-1553), one of the major artists of the German Renaissance. This prolific, versatile painter whose career spanned the first half of the 16th century, is still somewhat unknown to the ..