Around a wide-ranging concept, the Grand Palais is showing works by Matisse, Monet, Klimt, Cézanne, Picasso and others, all worshippers of the tamed nature we called gardens, or as Foucault said « the smallest parcel in the world and … all of the world ».
Here’s all the info.
Art lovers and nature lovers meet at the new exhibition at the Grand Palais, Jardins, a collection of paintings, sculptures, films, photos, drawings and more. And after all, isn’t a garden a work of art in itself?
The exhibition shows the various possibilities of representing gardens in art over the decades, with important works including Le Déjeuner by Monet, La Fête à Saint-Cloud by Fragonard, Picasso’s Nu dans un jardin, Klimt’s Le Parc… iconic paintings.
Around the exhibition:
– 80 photos are being presented on the railings of the Jardin du Luxembourg (just next to our hotels) form 18th March-23rd July 2017,
– the official catalogue will tell you everything you need to know about the subject (352 pages, 760 images, 49€ here at amazon.fr)
– a 52-minute documentary Gardens, an artist’s paradise is available on DVD (watch a clip here) and will be shown on TV channel Arte on 26th March at 6pm
– the free app for the exhibition is available on the Appstore and Google Play (here)
– an ‘artistic performance’ will be happening in the exhibition on Monday 22nd May, starting 2pm
– there’s a cycle of films, guided visits, a special event for Museum Night…
The Jardins (Gardens) exhibition is at the Grand Palais (here) from 15th March – 24th July 2017
Open Sunday, Monday and Thursday from 10am-8pm, and Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday from 10am-10pm
Admission: 13€ / 9€. Free on Saturday 20th May from 8pm-1am (last entry at midnight)
— Le Grand Palais (@GrandPalaisRmn) 13 mars 2017