From a Fernand Khnopff retrospective to an exhibit of chiaroscuro engravings, art lovers have a rich palette of options to explore in Paris this holiday season. Below is a list of the must-catch art shows when on private tours Paris anytime soon.
“On Air” at Paris’s Palais de Tokyo
The contemporary artist from Argentina Tomas Saraceno is well known for large-scale and interactive installations, and statues that explore new and sustainable ways to inhabit in the environment. “Aerocene” is an open-source and interdisciplinary art project by the artist that, in words of Palais de Tokyo, “seeks to reactivate a common imaginary in order to collaborate ethically with the atmosphere and the environment”.
It features a host of concerts, seminars, and workshops that bring together an array of collaborators, like scientific institutes, activists, research groups, visitors, local communities, musicians, philosophers, etc., to discuss new ways to create a fossil fuels-free ecosystem. The exhibition runs until January 06, 2018.
An Exhibit of Chiaroscuro Printmaking at the Louvre Museum
Musée du Louvre is hosting an exhibit of the color woodcutting practice, as it is known, by bringing together many prints from significant Parisian collections as well as loans from both the French as well as foreign museums. The art show traces the method and aesthetic associated with the engravings, the impact of which went beyond its niche.
When on a private Louvre Museum tour, you can catch masterful works by artists of the Renaissance as well as European Mannerism, like Cranach, Peter Paul Rubens, Raphael, Domenico Beccafumi, Hans Baldung Grien, and Parmigianino. The exhibit runs until January 14, 2019.
Le Cubisme at the Centre Pompidou
Cubism, which spans from 1907 to 1917, is one of the important art movements in the history of what we call modern art. The Centre Pompidou’s exhibit is dedicated to Cubism. The exhibit covers the period it dominated the modern art scene as well as brought forth some of history’s iconic artists, comprising Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, and Fernand Léger.
Their works featuring in Le Cubisme comprise paintings, drawings, and sculptures, by the likes of Picasso, Delaunay, Duchamp, Léger, Braque, and Derain. It will run until February 25, 2019.
Fernand Khnopff: The Master of Enigma at Petit Palais
The exhibit has started in the Petit Palais art museum and will run until March 17, 2019. The Belgian artist’s works are rarely exhibited, which makes the exhibit a coveted one. It features many works from the multitalented artist’s oeuvre.
Fernand Khnopff was a painter, engraver, draftsman, and sculptor. The intricate aesthetic of the artist encompasses many themes like portraiture, fantasy, and more. The art show compares Khnopff’s main works with those of artists such as Klimt, Gustave Moreau, and Von Stuck.