The unclassifiable artist Thomas Schütte is the subject of a huge new retrospective at the Monnaie de Paris, close to our hotels.
Although his name may not be as well-known as some starts of the art world, his work is idolised by a number of large museums across Europe – Thomas Schütte intrigues and impresses, but explaining his work without seeing it for yourself is a little complicated.
With a presentation of his work from 1982 to the present day, the exhibition divides it into three sections, or rather ‘acts’:
— the representation of the human form. Figures of men and women, sometimes monumental in size, sometimes minuscule.
— death and its possible representations. Funeral urns, death masks…
— architecture. Odd cabins, models…
It’s all a question of size. Get ready to feel tiny, or huge, or possibly both.
For a more in-depth analysis of the artist’s motivations, and explanations of the works on show, a catalogue of the exhibition is available (192 pages, 32€ here at amazon.fr).
And don’t forget that we visited the Monnaie de Paris not so long back. You can check out our photo report here.