Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category
Exposition : Paris vu par Hollywood par mairiedeparis
An exhibition around Hollywood’s endless fascination with the Ville Lumière. See an idealized Paris in black and white and technicolor, through seventy film clips shown on twenty screens. Also included are drawings (American in Paris by Vincente Minelli, Moulin Rouge by John Huston, Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen…); dresses, such as those designed by Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn, statues by Dante Ferreti for Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret.. From silent to full-blazing color, this is Paris, Hollywood style!
Until December 15 at the Hôtel de ville
Bohèmes : la bande-annonce par Rmn-Grand_Palais
In singing, film and verse, declared dead hundreds of times, yet always resurgent, the “bohemian” is part of our modern myth. Through more than 200 works, from Turner to Corot, Courbet and Manet, Van Gogh to Matisse, the exhibition explores the profound transformation of the artist starting in the mid-nineteenth century, and the the fundamental contribution of nomadic peoples in the construction of European identity.
Showing September 26 – January 14 at the Grand Palais
An exhibition tracing the traditions of the Chinese table through hundreds of objects, mostly from the National Museum of China, partner of the exhibition, and complemented by a selection of works from the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts. Civilizing process in motion for some 7000 years, cooking and eating in China cannot be limited to a mere chronicle of daily behavior supported by a batch of objects. On display are: neolithic pottery tableware, soon turned into a bronze in the first three royal dynasties (2nd and 1st millennia BC ), converted lacquer (from the 3rd century BC.), then gold plate and silver on the tables of the palaces of the Tang (618-907) before the final triumph of delicate porcelain under the Sung (960-1278)…