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Musée de Montmartre - Charles Camoin


Charles Camoin
A free fauve

Discovering his art means embracing the ‘exclusive love of colour’ that he shared with Matisse, Marquet, and Manguin. It also means identifying his more sombre phases and profound doubts, which led him to destroy almost eighty of his pictures in 1914—a truly radical act for an artist. But he also experienced a profound pleasure in painting ‘coloured sensations and the life they convey’. He painted these sensations spontaneously and sincerely, executing highly worked paintings and others that were sketched. This was the emergence of a form of painting that was free, the fruit of ‘a sincerity that expressed itself directly, something like falling in love or a cry from the heart’, to the words of the artist.

The exhibition "Charles Camoin, the free Fauve" is a tribute to an artist who devoted his life to what he did best: capturing beauty and turning it into a symphony of colours on canvas.

Until September 11, 2022
12 rue Cortot
75018 Paris


What a history!
The Musée de l'Armée collections

With this exhibition, the Musée de l’Armée looks back on 100 years of acquisitions.

Through the abundant, often unknown and at times very unexpected, history of the expansion of the Museum’s collections, it is predominantly the story of the bond between the Nation and its army, which is rooted in the history and memory of conflicts.

Until September 18, 2022
129 rue de Grenelle
& 2 place Vauban
75007 Paris

Musée Félicien Rops - The Circus we are


The Circus We Are

From the end of the 18th century, artists willingly represented themselves as acrobats. They also painted the world of the circus where acrobats, jugglers, clowns, trainers and animals form a colorful, daring microcosm far from the norms of right-thinking society.

The exhibition focuses on the living conditions of these street artists and the animals that accompany them on their journey. Like Félicien Rops who does not represent the limelight but the backstage of the circus world, many painters give a social vision of this universe….

Félicien Rops (1833-1898) Vénus et Cupidon ou L’Amour caché
Série des Cent légers croquis, pastel, gouache 21,8 x 14,8 cm Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, en dépôt au musée Ropas Inv CFR 015

Until September 25, 2022
12 rue Fumal
5000 Namur

L'école des Arts Joailliers - Pierre Gravées


Engraved gems
Cameos, intaglios and rings from the Guy Ladrière Collection

Through the study of the magnificent Guy Ladrière, this exhibition presents the story of the art of engraved gems from antiquity to the 19th century. I

t brings together Greek and neoclassical intaglios, antique and medieval cameos, small sculptures from the imperial period, Merovingian signet rings, and episcopal rings to explore every facet of the long history of glyptic art.

Approximately two hundred pieces are on display, ranging from Greek Antiquity to the 19th century, thereby providing a panorama of techniques and styles.

Sicile, XIIIe siècle. Hercule terrassant le lion. Camée en sardonyx. Collection Guy Ladrière.

Until October 1st, 2022
31 rue Danielle Casanova
75001 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Fortuny y Marsal


Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, the memory of the Orient

The selection presented in this hanging focuses on the stay that the Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838-1874) made in Andalusia and Morocco from 1870 to 1872 and which corresponds to the consecration of the connoisseur painter who revokes the fantasized image of a luxurious Orient.

Many sheet drawings in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay are also pages from notebooks that he tore out on the way or detached to rework.

Hanging presented in room 41, upper level

Personnages devant des arcades à l'Alhambra, Fortuny y Marsal, Mariano -©Fortuny y Madrazo Mariano ©RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay) / Thierry Le Mage

Until October 2, 2022
Esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
75007 Paris

Château de Chantilly, Exposition Albrecht Dürer, Gravure et Renaissance


Albrecht Dürer
Print and Renaissance

Considered to be a universal genius during his lifetime, Albrecht Dürer never ceases to fascinate. With his engravings, he contributed to shaping the European Renaissance by placing himself at the core of artistic exchanges.

Very rarely exhibited in France, this immense artist is being exceptionally honoured in Chantilly, with more than 200 works!

For the first time, two major collections of Dürer’s work in France, that of the Condé Museum in Chantilly and that of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, are joining forces to showcase the stunning graphic art of the German Master, at the core of his own artistic practice and the upheavals of his time.

Until October 2 , 2022
Château de Chantilly
Grounds / Jeu de Paume
60500 Chantilly

Musée Condé - Clouet, Cour des petits Valois


Clouet, portraits of Royal children

This exhibition focuses on the manufacture of the portrait of a royal child within the courts of François I, Henri II and Catherine de Médicis, with as a starting point the discovery of two exceptional painted portraits representing two of the children of François Ier , never shown to the public until now, belonging to the same series as one of the Chantilly paintings and based on the drawings of Jean Clouet kept at the Condé museum.

It presents portraits drawn or painted by Jean and François Clouet, but also by Germain Le Mannier or Jean Decourt, telling the story of the development of this genre with very specific codes, but also the story of young princes and princesses who quickly left the childish innocence to become the famous Henri II, Marie Stuart, François II, Henri III or even Queen Margot…

François Clouet et son atelier (vers 1515-1572), Marguerite de France, future reine de Navarre (1553-1615), vers 1561. Huile sur bois. Chantilly, musée Condé. © RMN-Grand Palais (domaine de Chantilly) / René-Gabriel Ojéda

Until October 2 , 2022
Château de Chantilly
Graphic Arts Studio
60500 Chantilly

Château de Fontainebleau - Rosa Bonheur


Capture the Soul. Rosa Bonheur and animal art

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), the Château de Fontainebleau highlights the particular connection between the artist and “the house of the centuries” through more than fifty works, some of which are exhibited for the first time. This exhibition invites us to rediscover Rosa Bonheur’s talent and to reveal the Château de Fontainebleau as her memorial site desired by her friend Anna Klumpke.

Etude de chien de chasse, 8 esquisses, détail, Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), château de Fontainebleau, © RMN-Grand Palais / Adrien Didierjean

Until January 3
Place du général de Gaulle
77300 Fontainebleau

Petit Palais - André Devambez


André Devambez. Vertigo of the imagination

The Petit Palais presents an original retrospective dedicated to André Devambez, artist of the Belle Époque, with an endearing personality and unbridled humor. This exhibition is organized with the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, the

With nearly 250 works, the exhibition route offers a stroll through the overflowing imagination of this artist and testifies to both a taste for modernity and a great creative fantasy.

André Devambez, Un mariage en aéroplane, au-dessus de la Tour Eiffel et de la Seine (La Noce en aéro-taxi), 1909. Lithographie. MUDO, musée de l’Oise Photo © RMN-Grand Palais / Adrien Didierjean

9 September - 31 December , 2022
Avenue Winston-Churchill
75008 Paris

Fondation Custodia - dessins français 19e


Nineteenth-century French drawings

The Fondation Custodia presents an anthology of 19th century French drawings from its collections. This exhibition will feature works by major artists of French art (Ingres, Delacroix, Corot, Rosa Bonheur) and will also showcase talents that were famous in their time, but are somewhat forgotten today (Achille Benouville, Eugène Buttura, Lionel Le Couteux) or completely unknown (Caroline Defontenay, Charles Eustache).

Antoine Berjon (1754 – 1843), Portrait d’homme de profil
Pierre noire et rehauts de craie blanche sur papier préparé bleu-gris. – 354 × 285 mm
Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris, inv. 2013-T.2

October 8 - January 8
121, rue de Lille
75007 Paris