The choice of Jean Nouvel as architect of the future Louvre Abu Dhabi did not come as a surprise. He is the most renowned French architect of our time.
In 2019, the Rencontres d’Arles celebrates its 50th edition. The Rencontres has collected archives and memories to illustrate what has always been its singularity: bringing together photographers and the public, every July, in Arles. > Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles (1er juillet - 22 septembre 2019).
The Centre Pompidou Metz presents a retrospective of Lee Ufan, tracing his career from the early works of the late 1960s to his most recent creations. The exhibition offers a defining vision of Ufan's unique oeuvre, showing how his artistic vocabulary has evolved over more than five decades.
Here, immense buildings rise up like the characters of a silent movie, there, constructions develop within themselves out of a strictly premeditated mode of composition whilst, further on, vast panoramas stretch out, measuring up to the scale of the land, the peaks of enigmatic towers, fractured rocks, uplifts and the motionless waltz of fragmented...
At the Louvre Museum, we sometimes meet visitors who comment on a particular painting or sculpture and exclaim: that is well known, that is very well known, that is worldfamous!
Andre Brasilier. Catalogue Raisonne 1982-2002 & Monograph
This small illustrated guidebook of the Château de Versailles offers, in 220 reproductions, a visual journey through known and less known places in Versailles, from the Marble Courtyard to the Hall of Mirrors, from the Great Apartments to the Chapel, from the Opera House to the Gardens, not to mention the Trianons, the Queen's Hamlet and even the King's...
A tribute to the poilus, the French First World War infantry whose nickname came from their often unkempt hair, bushy beards, and moustaches, and a general fascination with the greatest military conflict before the Second World War.
Although overshadowed by their male colleagues, many important women artists carved out successful careers in early 20th-century Vienna. They exhibited across Europe, and their work was acquired by royal, state, and private collectors.
Tradition vs. modernization, chaos vs. order, eternity vs. a single moment, Japanese aesthetics are the art of co-existence and shared vitality.
Arts visuels, design et architecture, créations d'artistes installés à Bruxelles et spectacles vivants se mêlent dans cette publication et invitent à une expérience artistique hors contexte. > Book preview
This publication, the third in an important multi-volume catalogue raisonné of works by the French avant-garde artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), includes paintings and selected drawings dating from mid-1927 through 1939.
European fashion was profoundly influenced in the early decades of the 20th century by the style, textiles, patterns and colour combinations of Asian clothing.
Roger Fry (1866-1934) is best known as a champion of Post-Impressionism and a pioneer of Modernist art criticism. But his fi rst love was early Italian painting, on which he became a recognized authority, publishing a monograph on Giovanni Bellini in 1899.
This publication is a highly visual celebration of the massively popular, but now largely forgotten, Britain Can Make It exhibition. Organized by the Council of Industrial Design, it was held in empty ground-floor galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum, from September to December 1946.
The book takes children back to the genesis of the artist's work, through water colours, sketches and preparatory drawings that he or she can extend or alter with coloured pencils or paint.
An exhibition presenting a remarkable and previously unseen ensemble of 170 artworks, including Venet’s early performances, drawings, diagrams, and paintings, as well as the photographs, sound works, films and sculptures that retrace 60 years of creation. The most ambitious retrospective ever devoted to the artist.
In the 1960s, Bernar Venet embarked on an unprecedented radicalisation of the artistic experience and aesthetic production. Deterred by the hackneyed conventions of French art and fascinated by American formalism and, above all, Marcel Duchamp, from 1970 onwards, he emerged as one of the leading figures of conceptual art.
The first woman Commandeur of the Legion of Honour and a recipient of the Grand Prix de Littérature de l’Académie Française, Anna de Noailles (1876–1933) held a high-profile position in the literary world of Paris from the Belle Epoque to the interwar years.
Exhibition Prehistory. A modern enigma, presented at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (6 May - 16 September 2019). > See exhibition details
Creative Intensity: John Andrew Perello, alias JonOne, is an American graffiti artist and painter born in 1963 in New York to Dominican parents. First graffiti artist to land in Paris and now an international artist, JonOne is today celebrated for his work, as well as the power of his abstract paintings.
Cet ouvrage est publié à l’occasion de l’exposition « L’Envol- Fabien Chalon » et marque les 25 ans de carrière de l’artiste avec une rétrospective d’œuvres de ses débuts jusqu’à ses créations les plus récentes. > Book preview
From March 3, 2019, the Collection Lambert in Avignon devotes a major exhibition to the Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli.
The catalogue accompanies an exhibition at The Frick Collection, New York (April 16, 2019 to July 14, 2019).
The Institut Giacometti presents a reconfigured version of the film installation Flora and the accompanying work, Bust by the Swiss American artist couple Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, in conjunction with a collection of sculptures and drawings by Alberto Giacometti, most of which have never been seen before.
Bien avant d'autres institutions publiques, les conservateurs de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique se passionnent pour l'oeuvre de Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946) et veulent l'intégrer dans leurs collections. > Book preview
Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso – two of the most seminal figures of twentieth-century art – innovated entirely new ways to perceive grand themes. > See exhibition details
Pieter Bruegel is often seen as the embodiment of Flemish identity. Why has that been so since the revival of his work around 1900? How has he grown to become an icon, an inexhaustible source of inspiration and a huge cliché?
Influencé aussi bien par Pablo Picasso que par la musique métal, l'art de Damien Deroubaix apparaît à première vue comme sombre et révolté. En y regardant de plus près, on saisit pourtant une multitude d'autres références, de nuances et de subtilité.
Artist, humanist, architect and philosopher, Marino di Teana is part of a generation of prospective artists in the 1960s who questioned the relationship between art, architecture and space.
Can Street art be classified as contemporary art ? Urban art has now acquired a major place, today, this artistic movement enters the museum. An event that might seem normal to some, surprising to others, and which represents above all a true victory.
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) renewed the way we look at art. By exploring figurative as well as abstract themes, the catalogue Calder-Picasso will study the use of “empty space” in the artworks of these two artists, in their similarities and differences. > See exhibition details
The Monnaie de Paris is holding the first Parisian retrospective of the leading and unclassifiable German artist Thomas Schütte (b. 1954 and living in Düsseldorf). A student of Gerhard Richter at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf until the 1980s, he is now recognized as one of the principal reinventors of sculpture. > See exhibition details
The Crusades Rooms played a little-known role in Louis-Philippe's political aim to transform the Château de Versailles into a museum.
L'ouvrage est composé d'une préface d'Alain Jouffroy, d'une monographie de Lydia Harambourg et agrémente de textes de différents auteurs : Jean- François Roudillon, Valérie Da Costa, Malika Vinot, Patrick Amine, Henri François Debailleux. Il s'organise en plusieurs sections : Sculptures, mobilier d'art, dessins et bijoux.
Abstract paintings were being produced even before Kandinsky. Completely independently from each other, Georgiana Houghton (1814 - 1884) in England, Hilma af Klint (1862 - 1944) in Sweden and Emma Kunz (1892 - 1963) in Switzerland each developed an individual abstract pictorial language.
In seno alle arti decorative del Rinascimento italiano, i rami smaltati costituiscono una produzione tanto rara quanto preziosa, tradizionalmente attribuita a Venezia, riflesso del gusto di una ricca committenza della fine del XV e della prima metà del XVI secolo.