Wie viele Kunstschaffende der Avantgarde im frühen 20. Jahrhundert suchte Paul Klee nach neuen künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen und beschäftigte sich mit der Frage nach den «Uranfängen von Kunst». Diese hoffte er durch das Studium und das Sammeln von Kinderzeichnungen, Art Brut sowie prähistorischer und nichteuropäischer Kunst zu finden.
The subjects chosen by Napoleon and executed by the most distinguished engravers, ranging from the celebration of his military exploits to the representation of his profile, in the tradition of the coinage of the kings of France, show how he relied on coins and medals, effective vehicles of communication, to build his power and his glory.
The ephemeral character, the sensuality and the psychological complexity of contemporary drawing evoke an empathic approach on reality while the multilayered referencial structures embody the intention of revealing connections between different human experiences.
This volume presents an expertly curated selection of paintings, portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes, from among the masterpieces of the world-renowned Louvre museum-from Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Eugène Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People.
Claude Viallat has been a contentious defender of modernism since 1964, when he began working with the idea repeated pattern to refuse the idea of subject.
Barthélémy Toguo is a pioneer artist in the recognition of African art in the world. Born in Mbalmayo in Cameroon, he trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Abidjan, at the Ecole supérieure d'Art in Grenoble and then at the Kunstakadémie in Düsseldorf.
Alberto Giacometti has always been fascinated by the art works of Ancient Egypt, which he drew throughout his career. This inspiration drawn from Egyptian art is regularly presented in his sculpture and painting, both as a repertoire of forms and an essential element of his aesthetic concept. > See exhibition details
The retrospective on the fashion designer Thierry Mugler presented at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs brings together more than 150 outfits made between 1977 and 2014, in addition to numerous unpublished archive documents and sketches. > See exhibition details
In 1961, three years after meeting Jeanne-Claude in Paris, Christo made a study of a mammoth project that would wrap one of the city’s most emblematic monuments. 60 years, 25,000 square meters of recyclable fabric, and 3,000 meters of rope later, the artists’ vision will finally come true.
From the battles between deities depicted in Hindu-Buddhist art to Japanese sword-fighting films and Chinese kung-fu movies, the martial arts of Asia have the power to enthrall. Their practice cannot be reduced to an expression of violence. Far from being simply a physical confrontation, they imply tremendous mental discipline.
For the first time ever, the Hypnose exhibition explores a cultural history of hypnotism from Mesmer to the present day, together with the close links that artistic practices have had with the history of hypnotism from the late 18th century to the present day.
The Venet Foundation is the culmination of more than fifty years of artistic creation and Bernar Venet’s encounters with an impressive roster of other major artists, who have become his friends, which has led to an extensive collection that is emblematic of minimal and conceptual art.
The self-portrait represents the most mysterious and inaccessible question in the history of painting. In the twentieth century, the self-portrait is no longer just the affirmation of a well-defined function, but the seat of a deeper reflection, a way of questioning one's double, in a constant search for inner truth revealing an invisible part of oneself...
The second installment of Icons of Modern Art, the major exhibition organized by Fondation Louis Vuitton, brings together more than 170 unparalleled masterpieces from the collection of modern French and Russian art created by the Muscovite brothers Mikhail and Ivan Morozov. > See exhibition details
The foremost Venetian painter of the fourteenth century, Paolo Veneziano (act. 1333-58) is regarded as the founder of the Venetian school of painting.
The Thomas Walther Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York - The extraordinary fecundity of the photographic medium between the first and second world wars can be persuasively attributed to the dynamic circulation of people, of ideas, of images, and of objects that was a hallmark of that era in Europe and the United States.
With a selection of works by 37 African artists – characterized by a porosity between reality and the supernatural, between everyday life and legend - the Hôtel des collections of Montpellier celebrates the militant activity of the Zinsou Foundation, firmly anchored in its Beninese context while also addressing the whole world.
Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) is one of the most brilliant and enigmatic artists associated with the French Symbolist movement. This book accompanies an exhibition of some of the most extraordinary works he ever made, unseen in public for over a century.
Georgia O'Keeffe is one of those proud and conquering figures who forged American mythology. The United States are not mistaken, identifying her in 1939 as one of the twelve women who contributed to the development of American civilization.
With Structure, Isabelle Boccon-Gibod reinvents the family portrait and provokes us, in these times of digitalization and shared images, to reflect on the fundamental cell on which every society is based: the family, subject at the center of heated debates when we legislate on parenthood in the context of new technologies of procreation.
The ancient glass collection is one of the hidden gems at the MAS (Antwerp, Belgium). It is part of a valuable glass collection numbering nearly 700 objects and is on a par with other international collections of glass. Now, for the first time, the subcollection of ancient glass is published in this comprehensive catalogue.
Jephan de Villiers’ book is an invitation to break away from the alienating burdens of everyday life and immerse ourselves in an imaginary civilisation. Here, we set out with the artist on a journey to encounter a lost world, where nature and culture were once closely entwined, where humanity lived in harmony with the elements.
Based on the technological reading of lithic assemblages and on the most spectacular studies (climatic, demographic pressure, paleobotany...) and thanks to the miraculous conservation of the Dmanisi site, the book aims to show how hominids would have emerged from the African cradle and then rapidly conquered Eurasia in only 200 000 years.
This voyage into the creative works of Alberto Giacometti takes place in an atmosphere of wonder, the wonder of Giacometti in the face of “marvellous” reality, as he often put it. He endeavoured to represent, without hierarchy, what he saw around him: loved ones, objects from his studio, everyday things, landscapes from his Swiss childhood or the suburbs...
When Gérald Van der Kemp arrived at Giverny in 1974, he was greeted by a desolate prospect of dead trees, muddy quagmires and tangled thickets of brambles and weeds.
The exhibition "Jeff Koons Mucem. Works from the Pinault collection", conceived in close collaboration with the American artist, presents in Marseille some of his most famous works, and explores the relationship between these works and everyday objects, photographs and documents from the Mucem collection, a reference in the field of popular arts.
Bernard Moninot’s work has reached a point of maturity which has justified, ten years after the issue of the first monograph, the publication of a new work taking stock of the creations of recent years. > Book preview
Louis XIV moved to Versailles in 1672. Some ten years later work on enlarging the palace and building the Hall of Mirrors had been completed.
Black and white is the unique topic for the exhibition entitled Beyond colour: black and white in the Pinault Collection.
Peter Lindbergh and Azzedine Alaïa, the photographer and the couturier, were united by their love of black, a love that they would cultivate alike in silver print and solid color garments.
With nearly 800 items, dating from the mid-17th to the early 20th century, the Musée Ariana has one of the largest Swiss collections of Japanese ceramics. This ensemble is remarkable for the great richness of its omnipresent painted decoration.
An artist collective united in friendship and shared interests, the 9th Concept celebrates a milestone the 30th anniversary of its founding and its unique path. Alternately exploring new dimensions, the collective has expanded its interactions with all sorts of audiences: residencies, street performances, business partnerships, musical and digital works,...
Stored safely in a medallion cabinet, Frits Lugt (1884–1970) had a passion for miniatures that began early on in his life. This exquisite, two volume publication gives access to this distinguished collection for the first time.
Locked alone in a room with a canvas by Boncompain, you just have to wait for peace to take hold of you when watching those masterful blues, sunny yellows and burning reds. Michel Déon, extract from his Preface.
In 2021, the Pinault Collection has opened a new museum of contemporary art in Paris' Stock Exchange. To transform this historic place located in the heart of the capital, François Pinault turned to Tadao Ando, as he had already done in Venice. Weaving a link between past and present, the Japanese architect transfigures one of the iconic monuments of...
In conjunction with Thomas Fort, Damien Cadio presents the first monograph devoted to his work.
Born in Beirut, Ali Cherri lives and works between Beirut and Paris. He belongs to this generation of Lebanese artists born during the civil war whose work has been strongly affected by this context of instability.
A study of Perino del Vaga's large canvas model (1542) of the never completed tapestry basement for Michelangelo's Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel. The first in-depth study of this work and of its significance in Perino's artistic career.
This book addresses a phenomenon that pervades the field of art history and indeed scholarship in general: the fact that English has become academia’s most prominent and widely adopted language.
The Origins of the World : The Invention of Nature in the 19th Century delves into the interrelation of arts and sciences in the very century in which arose the issues we continue to grapple with today.