It seems 2019 is also a great time to be an art lover in Paris city, with many exhibitions lined up for visitors to enjoy. Below is an early list of exhibits in museums in the City of Lights, one of which extends to the next year.
An Exhibit on Leonardo da Vinci at Musée du Louvre
On the fifth centenary of Leonardo da Vinci’s passing away, Musée du Louvre is set to host a retrospective in tribute to the Italian master. It will include a unique set of works of art that only the Louvre Museum could bring together, besides its collection of drawings and paintings by Leonardo.
This notable cultural as well as diplomatic event will also feature loans, especially from the “Royal Collection of Queen Elizabeth II”, which comprises the finest set of drawings in the world by him. You can catch these and more when on Louvre Museum private tours from October 24, 2019, to February 24, 2020.
Black Models: From Géricault to Matisse at Musée d’Orsay
This exhibit is an expansion of an acclaimed show running in New York’s Wallach Art Gallery. Starting with “Olympia”, the NY exhibit pinpointed a break from the stereotypical orientalist representations of African-American female figures in the history of art and explore how a model’s famous painting lifts the veil upon a little-documented facet of Paris’ modernist period up until now. That is the multiracial, artistic milieu that surrounded Edouard Manet as well as his followers.
At Musée d’Orsay, the exhibit will be broader in scope, taking previous portraits by Théodore Géricault and 1880’s seminal orientalist portraits as the starting point of it. The exposition will comprise African-American men’s images, and expand its examination of a model via present-day art. It is set to run at the museum from March 26 to July 21, 2019.
Prehistory at Centre Pompidou
Several exhibits have traced the fascination of modern artists with traditional art from Africa, but this show, as per the art gallery in Paris, is the first one to explore how artists who were as diverse as Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, Max Ernst, and Joseph Beuys drew inspiration from prehistoric statues. The museum will survey art from the 20th Century to the present day along with important works from Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. It will run from May 08 to September 16, 2019.