There are two main reasons that considerably complicate the choice of exhibitions worth seeing in a city. One is the lack of relevant artistic offers, in which case we better enjoy the art of living outside a museum. The other, typical of Paris, is the overwhelming abundance of it, which is why we take the liberty to give a series of recommendations for the current year to the restless traveler.
Chagall between war and peace
This exhibition at the Musée National du Luxembourg (19 rue de Vaugirard,), which can be seen until July, represents a wonderful opportunity to explore from a historical point of view the special places that Marc Chagall visited on his trips to Russia, United States and France in the first half of the twentieth century, the great imaginative power of captivating dream resonances and aromas present in the work of one of the most fascinating , evocative and seductive painters of his time.
Under the influences
Often the volatile ethereal images of Chagall could give the impression of having been originated in a trance like stated identified with the altering consciousness caused by the intake of certain psychotropic substances. It does not seem to have been the case, but those wishing to explore the relationship between this kind of hallucinations and visual arts can do in La Maison Rouge-Antoine de Galbert Foundation (10 boulevard de la Bastille), visiting the exhibition Sous Influences, showing the work of, among others, artists such as Jean Cocteau, Antonin Artaud and Nan Goldin.
The return of the underground
The intake of psychedelics as a means of direct contact with the divine allow access to another worldview and relationship with the world that has often characterized the culture of the underground , the return of which the exhibition Hey! Modern Art and Pop Culture celebrates and, which will be open until August at the Halle Saint-Pierre (2 rue Ronsard, 18e). It is mainly to question the boundaries of contemporary art through the work of a number of marginal artists creators of modes of expression that are difficult to classify that go from Joel-Peter Witkin to the Bazooka collective toWindor Mc Cay, the creator of the cult comic Little Nemo, among others.
The angel of bizarre
Underground “avant la lettre” in its time, Romanticism, a movement than perhaps all subsequent vanguards are in one way or another heiress, has long ranked among the classic moves. from Goya to Friedrich to German film expressionism, nightmares at its most diabolical does the Orsay Museum (62 rue de Lille) dedicate this exhibit to, an excellent and ambitious exhibition that will run until June
These are some of our recommendations if you rent beautiful apartments in Paris and want to enjoy more than its streets and views