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2001 - 2005, art shows throughout the world seen by ArtoftheDay

Between 2001 and 2005, ArtoftheDay published every day a calendar of art shows opening in museums throughout the world and in French speaking countries art galleries. Each notice, often illustrated, offers a short commentary and a link to the museum or gallery where the exhibition was taking place.

These thousands of notices are a precious source of information and reflect the art trends of the times. By clicking on their title you will get access to their contents.

An American at the Nabis : Thomas *Buford Meteyard.
On october 31 2004
A selection of an artist's 45 illustrated works, a contact between the great artistic currents of taht moemnt such as Impressionism, postimpressionism, art inspired by Japanese art and Symbolism. A friend of Norwegian artist Edvard [...]
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DC: Georges Adéagbo
From october 30 2004 to february 20 2005
The exhibit preents aninstallation of more than 1500 objects gathered by Benin artist Georges Adéagbo. He brought together in this important installation, which the Ludwig Museum bought, books, material, images, magazines, flags, etc. [...]
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Franck Horvat, la Véronique
From october 30 to december 30 2004
This photographic project is named after his house in Provence, and that of his companion which is the same. Almost all the photographs were taken between October 2002 and September 2003, always inside the house or in a radius of fifty [...]
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Totems to turquoise. Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest
From october 30 2004 to july 10 2005
This exhibit of over 500 pieces of dazzling contemporary and historic Amerindian jewels, celebrating th epower, the beauty and th e symbolism of jewelry art among the modern native Americans. We also discover sculptures, totems, traditional [...]
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Nicolas Bomal, In each the hut
From october 29 to november 28 2004
This exhibit allows us to discover a new phase in Nicolas Bomal's committed and curious itinerary. Some fifteen photographs of different types of habitat -teepees, sheds, abandoned highway diners, etc. - that are hard to locate and fill [...]
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Paul Guigou 1834-1871
From october 29 2004 to february 26 2005
This exhibit, the most important one dedicated to the artist, presents Paul Guigou's works and the talent with which he shows the light in the landscapes of Provence. It gives Guigou the place he deserves in the school of Marseille, [...]
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Stanley Greene : Fragments de guerre
From october 29 to december 3 2004
Having witnessed ten years of war in Chechnya, Stanley Green shows his photographs of the people's daily life. The exhibit accompanies the publication of his book entitled "Open wound", including some one hundred photographs.
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The *Allobroges. Gallics and Romans from the Rhone to the Alps
From october 28 2004 to april 3 2005
This traveling exhibit, dedicated to the people of the Rhones-Alpes region, began in Grenoble and here gains an extra section from Geneva. This one is dedicated to the city of Leman. Settled on the border of the Allogroges from the Vth century [...]
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Didier Trenet, giving way to style !
From october 28 to november 29 2004
Drawings, sculptures and mural compositions: Didier Trenet uses the line in a multitude of ways in this ensemble in which various works have been made especially for the Prehistoric museum of the "département", and others bought by the Frac [...]
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Eustache Kossakowski
From october 27 2004 to january 31 2005
This retrospective of Eustache Kossakowski's work -a photographer of the Polish avant-gard- shows us his complex itinerary and insists on the complete redefinition of his artistic practice since 1970, when he decided to experiment [...]
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William Kentridge
From october 27 2004 to january 31 2005
Various installations and film projections allow us to discover the multi-disciplinary work of this South-African artist. His creations, combining drawing, animation movies, theater and opera are deeply marked by his country's political [...]
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Milano e Lombardia - La rinascita del futuro
From october 27 to november 7 2004
This traveling exhibit grousp toggether the works of the winers of major urban and architectural contests who have modeled the landscape of the capital of Lombardy. Models, photos, drawings, animations and declarations by architects [...]
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André Kertész and Hungary
From october 27 to november 29 2004
Various installations and film projections allow us to discover the multi-disciplinary work of this South-African artist. His creations, combining drawing, animation movies, theater and opera are deeply marked by his country's political [...]
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Agence France-Presse
From october 26 2004 to february 13 2005
For the 60th anniversary of the Agence France Presse, 200 photographs illustrate current events from 1944 to our day,organized according to themes: French politics, international politics, culture and celebrities, daily life and sports. [...]
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Correspondances : Gustave Le Gray / Pierre Soulage, Gustave Courbet / Tony Oursler
From october 26 2004 to january 23 2005
Included in correspondance between the past and the present, the Orsay museum presents its collections through the eye of a contemporary artist. This is the principle of this first series of events in which two guest artists chose [...]
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Richard Allen Morris, retrospective 1958-2004
From october 25 2004 to january 23 2005
Formed by the abstract expressionist model, in particular by Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline, his painting is never without an object. It is only towards 1970 that he completely jumped the step towards abstract painting. From that [...]
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The engraved portrait of Goncourt by Bracquemond: an exceptional conjunction of art
From october 24 2004 to january 16 2005
This exhibit traces the history of the publication in 1881 of the etched portrait of Edmond de Goncourt. This work of printer and ceramics artist Félix Bracquemont, which contributed to the development and success of printing in the XIXth [...]
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Anish Kapoor
From october 24 2004 to march 6 2005
This important exhibit brings together sculptures and installations of large dimensions, gouaches and drawings, watercolors and reliefs by artist Anish Kapoor. The work of this Indian artist, considered one of the major figures of contemporary [...]
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Art in Burgundy Court
From october 24 2004 to january 9 2005
To celebrate the patronage of the dukes of Bourgogne, of Philippe le Hardi and Jean Sans Peur around 1400, and the end of the restauration of Claus Sluter's work, le Puits de Moïse (Moses' Well), the exhibit sheds light on the activity [...]
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Workshops of Bouchard - Photographs of files and sculptures
From october 23 2004 to may 25 2005
The exhibit presents 70 old photographs by the artist as he works in the different workshops he occupied throughout his life: the one in the school of beaux Arts, the one in Villa Médicis in Rome, then the ones in Paris in Montparnasse [...]
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Pittsburgh Collects: European Drawings, 1500-1800
From october 23 2004 to january 2 2005
The most beautiful Italian, French, German, Flemish and English drawings have been selected among the funds of the Museums of Pittsburg and Carnegie. These works illustrate in particular the major role drawing had in the itinerary [...]
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Gérard Collin-Thiébaut. The black eyes
From october 23 2004 to january 30 2005
The exhibit presents 9 portable, traditionally lacquered computers, which show the entire contents of the museum's photo albums, done in Japan between 1863 and 1890 by the great names of Japanese-inspired photography: Felice Beao, [...]
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Christian Milovanoff. Conversation Pieces (thus make the effort to enter, indulgent spectators...)
From october 23 2004 to january 30 2005
The title of the exhibit evokes a specific genre of painting, very much in vogue in England in the XVIIIth century, the Conversation Pieces. These are portraits of groups taken in a private setting, discussing or busy at their favorite [...]
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Matisse and the colors of fabrics
From october 23 2004 to february 13 2005
The exhibit shows the extraordianry collection of materials which Matisse acculumated and which plays an essential part in his work. Around a given number of materials chosen because of the importance Matisse gave them, an important [...]
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Current of contemporary art
From october 22 2004 to january 23 2005
150 paintings, sculptures and works on paper, as well as monumental works, come out of the collection of the Société Générale. This remarkable ensemble groups togetherall the artistic currents that hae appeared since the 1940s.
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Elliott Erwitt
From october 22 to december 12 2004
The exhibit reveals, through an unusual choice of 120 works in black and white, the wealth and variety of a major photographic itinerary of the second half of the XXth century.
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Central Station, collection Harald Falckenberg
From october 22 2004 to january 23 2005
The exhibit groups together more than 150 works from Harald Falckenberg's collection, tha looks into identity in a subversive manner. The encounter between the works of these three generations of artists presents itself as a pause [...]
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Gabriele Münter
From october 22 2004 to january 23 2005
Paintings, gouaches and prints on paper unveil th ewor of this artist who actively participated to the foundation of the Cavalier Bleu (Blue Knight) group in 1911. She developped a work in which the simplification of lines and the expression [...]
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FreeSpace 2004
From october 22 to december 5 2004
FreeSpace 2004 offers young artists a chance to exhibit in Antwerp museums. There are exhibitions at Hessenhuis, a former warehouse, Flanders Fashion Institute, the museum Plantin-Moretus and the Etnographic Museum.
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Merovingian Treasuries of Alsace. The necropolis of Erstein (6e-7e centuries AD)
From october 22 2004 to august 31 2005
The exhibit presents a summary of an important archeologic dig that revealed the existence of a Merovingian necropolis including more than 300 tombs with rich funerary objects.For the first time we can see a selection of th emost represnetative [...]
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Walls display. Posters of Beautiful Time
From october 21 2004 to january 16 2005
The exhibit presents an eclectic itinerary of the most impressive aspects of this art that enchanted the walls of the Belle Epoque, through some 200 remarkable posters. The creations by Chéret, Mucha, Crespin, Rops...evoke places, [...]
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The realm of Ougarit, in the previous history of the alphabet
From october 21 2004 to january 17 2005
The exhibit, a retrospective of 75 years of franco-syrian diggings, presents the most significant works that allow to illustrate the life in the ancient kingdom of Ougarit, in light of the recent findings.
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Ludovico Carrachi 1555-1619
From october 21 2004 to january 17 2005
The originality of this great master of the school of Bologna rests in the layout and his taste for color and material effects. The entirety of his drawings are presented by the museum.
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The *Napoleon's coronation painted by David
From october 21 2004 to january 17 2005
Some fifty works are gathered around David's masterpiece, which is at once a painting, an object of history and of politics, in order to approach the historic perspective of the coronation, the famous day's chronology, the creation [...]
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Berndt et Hilla Becher
From october 20 2004 to january 3 2005
The exhibit is dedicated to the work of photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher,known for over 15 years as the heads of an important current of German documentaries. The retrospective is built around typologic series of industrial buildings, [...]
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Albert *Marquet, sight of Paris and the Ile of Farnce
From october 20 2004 to january 23 2005
The nearly 130 pieces (paintings,pastels, water colors, inks, prints, etc.) by Albert Marquet grouped together at the Musée Carnavalet are an ensemble of views of Paris and the Ile de France region. These two themes dominated the artist's [...]
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National furniture. 40 years of creation
From october 20 2004 to january 16 2005
The selection of 100 works done by 50 creators, illustrates the different fields in which the Atelier de Recherche et de Création (Workshop of Research and Creation) intervened: development missions at the service of the State, answers [...]
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Marc Riboud's China. Five decades of photography
From october 19 2004 to january 29 2005
For fifty years Marc Riboud has followed the intricate road of China's history, and has created a true collection of Chinese memory. The exhibit covers this long itinerary, from the official receptions to the poor slums. Chinese photographer [...]
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Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), donation of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation
From october 19 2004 to january 16 2005
In 2003, the Georgia O'Keeffe foundation donated 22 photographic proofs of Alfred Stieglitz, from the artist's fund. This exceptional donation allows us to present the art of this great creator, putting the accent on "pure" photography [...]
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Movments of the air? Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904). Fluid photographs
From october 19 2004 to january 16 2005
This exhibit allows us to understand Morey's scientific process in which, thanks to measures and photographs, he wished to give a trace of the invisible and the unmaterial. Thus, the original plates and the modern prints, presented [...]
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René-Jacques
From october 18 to november 27 2004
The retrospective, prepared with thousands of prints given by the artist, presents Rene-Jacques' eclectic work. It includes important industrial reports, representations of monumental architecture, as well as portraits of celebrities [...]
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Renoir to Matisse: the eye of Duncan Phillips
From october 17 2004 to january 9 2005
Over 50 works of modern art by Bonnard, Cézanne, Gauguin, Kandinski, etc. reveal at the same time the passion Duncan Phillips had for the art of his time and the manner in which he was led to form his collection.
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In Monet's Light: Theodore Robinson at Giverny
From october 17 2004 to january 9 2005
The exhibit shows 60 light-filled paintings of the French countryside by Theodore Robinson. These works are put in parallel with 5 amazing masterpieces by his friend and mentor, Claude Monet, whom he met up with in Giverny.
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The *strong piano's art
From october 16 2004 to january 9 2005
Instruments, music scores and tools made at the end of the XVIIIth century and the Romantic period, from the Jean Jude collection, are presented in various apartments of the museum. Among the various piano models in the collection, [...]
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Natural history
From october 16 2004 to january 2 2005
The exhibit welcomes Sylvie Mercier de Flandre's last works and collections of natural history. These are naturalistic works, done with water paints, in which we note the strong sense of observation and the love for details. Her collections [...]
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Sambo Boly, Alassane Drabo, Hamed Ouattara, Christophe Sawadogo, Saïdou Tassambedo
From october 15 to december 30 2004
During the XIIIth festival of the cross-raced french speaking world, The Wallonie-Brussels Center presents works by five plastic artists from Burkina Fasso. The artists develop an artistic procedure that creates a relationship of complementarity [...]
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Olivier Mosset, works 1966-2003
From october 15 2004 to january 9 2005
The exhibit groups together 36 works by Olivier Mosset, doen between 1966 and 1994. His work is close to minimalism and conceptual art, in the field of abstraction. He uses all the different forms of the latter -geometric abstraction, [...]
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Pharaoh
From october 15 2004 to june 12 2005
The exhibit rests on the nearly two hundred and thirty particularly rare works of art from the museum of Cairo, to show us the double nature of the Pharaoh. He was both man and god, and this exhibit allows us to understand the Egyptians' [...]
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Paul-Émile Borduas, magic signs
From october 15 2004 to january 16 2005
The exhibit presents some fifty works on paper -gouaches, watercolors, inks and charcoal drawings -by the painter from Quebec, the leader of the automatic movement. These works illustrate his unique itinerary, in passing from tradition [...]
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Landscapes inside: in the gardens of Ferdinand Bac and Luis Barragan
From october 14 to november 20 2004
For the first time, an exhibit confronts documents from the productions by Ferdinand Bac and Luis Barragan. Drawings, plans and photographs put the work of theses two creators of gardens in tune. Beyond the formal similitudes, an equally [...]
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Turner, Whistler, Monet
From october 13 2004 to january 17 2005
The exhibit presents some one hundred works that allow us to study the relations between Monet's first paintings inspired by the Thames, in 1871, and the series he painted in London in 1899, 1900 and 1901, in light of various paintings, [...]
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Bruno Schulz (1892-1942), writer and artist
From october 13 2004 to january 23 2005
This exhibit is the first retrospective of Bruno Schulz's work ever organized in Paris. It groups together all of the prints from Livre idolâtre, (Idolized book), as well as two works from the museum of Lviv in Ukraine, and the unique [...]
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English art in the collections of the France Institute
From october 13 2004 to february 25 2005
A selection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, miniatures, objets d'art and jewels, that belong to the Institut de France, are exhibited for the first time.
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To you to play!
From october 12 2004 to february 27 2005
This original and unique exhibit gives way to what is fun, to experiments, to discovery and thinking, with the help of variuous museum supports, videos, interactive tools, as well as with the help of games of skills, construction games [...]
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Sketches, drawings and pastels by François Boucher (1703-1770) from private collections
From october 12 2004 to january 9 2005
For the tricentenial of the birth of Boucher, the museum dedicates an exhibit to him, presenting a group of drawings from private collections that are mostly unknown in France. Thes eworks demonstrate the diversity of the artist's [...]
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Les enfants terribles. The language of the childhood in the art 1909-2004
From october 10 2004 to january 16 2005
From the beginning of the XXth century avant gard to our day, the 120 works presented during the exhibition allow the confrontation of different figurative languages. Works by Kandinski, Münter, Klee, Miro, or even Depero reveal the rpesnece [...]
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Picasso, objetcs painter, objects of painting
From october 9 2004 to january 9 2005
The exhibit of over 400 works -paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, tapestries, jewels, projects of decors, costumes, etc. - integrates Picasso's trials in the universe of decorative arts and offers an introduction to the artist's [...]
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Next station: cosmos
From october 9 to november 27 2004
The exhibit offers the works of seven abstract and figurative artists, of different disciplines, who at one moment in their work had ot face the notion of cosmos. All of these artists, among them Philippe Dufour, Vladimir Skoda or even [...]
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L'œil en Seyne
From october 9 to november 5 2004
The international photography festival of Seyne-sur-Mer will touch on all types of photography, from the reporter's to art photogrpahy. For its first edition, the festival will bring together photographers from various continents and from [...]
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The Chinese people. Photos and videos of China
From october 9 2004 to january 9 2005
Nearly 60 works by 19 Chinese artists show the wealth of contemporary photography in China, born from the interest of the artists in reality, associated to a new awareness of their own individuality.
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Hors d'œuvre : Fooding's orders and disorders
From october 8 2004 to february 13 2005
Through the theme of food,a gathering of works by contemporary international artists (Sophie Calle, Cindy Sherman, Patty Chang, Daniel Spoerri...)under various and different forms, installations, videos, photographs, objects...The [...]
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Ernst Wilhelm Nay
From october 8 2004 to january 9 2005
The exhibit presents nearly 80 works on paper - watercolors and gouaches -by this artist of a very personal style, currently considered as one of the most original artists of the German artistic scene in the XXth century. His work [...]
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Erich Salomon. A photographer in dinner-jacket in political and social Europe of the thirties
From october 8 to december 19 2004
This exhibit presents some one hundred original prints by famous photo-journalist Erich Salomon. These works accompanied by press and book excerpts, etc. show the importance of the distribution of Salomon's images in the newspapers [...]
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Masterpieces of the Edmond de Rothschild collection
From october 8 2004 to january 10 2005
Among the 43 000 works from the Edmond de Rothschild collection, 74 drawings and prints have been selecte din order to appraoche the different aspects of the history of prints, as well as the links that unite this form of art to drawing [...]
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Cecil Beaton, portraits
From october 7 2004 to january 9 2005
To celebrate the centennial of the birth of Cecil Beaton, the KunstHauswien presents the very beautiful exhibit that was dedicated to him by the National Portrait Gallery. Cecil Beaton is known for his portraits of celebrities, from [...]
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Between all the women... Marie's faces
From october 7 2004 to january 6 2005
On the 150th anniversary of the declaration of the Dogma of Mary's Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius IX, the museum of sacred art invites us to re-discover the Virgin's face at the patrimony of Fourvière. The exhibit invites us to look [...]
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Piotr Michalowski
From october 7 2004 to january 10 2005
The exhibit is dedicated to one of the most important representatives of European Romanticism, Piotr Michalowski. Portriat painter, a painter of history and gnere, with a passion for horses, his work enhances the originality of this [...]
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Santoro
From october 6 2004 to february 27 2005
Life-size men, women, horses, camels...Santoro creates large wooden sculptures. Deformed faces and rear ends, turned heads, lop-sided hips, the body's center of gravity is disturbed by a new attraction.
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CAPA, known and unknown
From october 6 to december 31 2004
On the fiftieth anniversary of his death, 300 famous or unknown photographs by the greatest war photographer are brought together to discover or rediscover the work of the artist considered the father of all reporters.
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Napoléon's clemencies
From october 6 2004 to january 29 2005
Some sixty paontings, as well as drawings, prints, objects and documents are gathered around the theme of the representation of Napoleon's acts of leniency towards his opponents and those he conquered. These acts gave birth to an abundant [...]
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treasures of Sainte Caterine in Sinaï Mount
From october 5 to december 12 2004
A unique ensemble of some forty icons from the XIIth and XIIIth centuries and three very rare parchments from one of the oldest Christian monasteries in activity are exhibited at the Foundation. A perfect opportunity to admire these [...]
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Piece of identity. Contemporary Polish photography
From october 4 to november 19 2004
This exhibit, included in the Nova Polska event, sheds light on the importance of the identity of Polish photographic creation. Since the 80s, artists have fun using this notion that meets a specific Polish reality, a country of transition, [...]
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ArchiSculpture
From october 3 2004 to january 30 2005
A demonstration, through works by famous artists, Etienne-Louis Boullée, Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Kasimir Malevitch, Constantin Brancusi... of the ingenious interaction between sculpture and architecture. ArchiSculpture traces [...]
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Parallel 64. Icelandic contemporary art
From october 3 to december 24 2004
Nine artists from Iceland carry us to the unique universe of the "land of ice", tranformed by the ice, fire, wind and water.The painting of landscapes becomes metaphysical and conceptual, far from any descriptive representation.
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Joël Tettamanti. Salt marshes
From october 3 to december 5 2004
The exhibit of this serie sof photographs by Joël Tettamanti, whose work is dedicated to reveal the traces of human presence in the contemporary landscape, evokes the protection of the former salt marshes of Hyères.His sensitive look [...]
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Claude Melin. Torn writings
From october 2 to november 7 2004
For over thirty years Claude Melin has carried out a unique procedure, at the limits between painting, writing and music. He invites us to follow him in his travels to North Africa, India, China...and to let ourselves be imbued by all these [...]
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Bissière, " Think of the painting "
From october 2 2004 to february 28 2005
This retrospective of painter Roger Bisière groups together nearly 120 works -drawings, paintings, sculptures -. They allow us to discover all the phases of his artistic search, from his figurative beginnings in the 1920s, to the abandoning [...]
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You and me. 2 works of art, 2 collections. Myriam Bucquoit, Bernard Crespin
From october 2 to november 24 2004
Paul Amar makes paintings with shells, and yet he succeeds in distinguishing himself from kitch by his unique source of inspiration and his sensational exuberance. His high reliefs and sculptures are very ornamented, the colours are live [...]
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Jules-Émile Zingg (1882-1942)
From october 2 2004 to january 2 2005
The exhibit brings together 40 paintings, 27 watercolors and 2 prints by Jules-Émile Zingg following his encounter with Maurice Denis and Paul Sérusier at Peros-Guirec at the beginning of the XXth century. These works, both nabi and art deco [...]
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Michal Batory - Public notices and others graphic works
From october 1 to december 11 2004
A graphic artist of Polish origin, Michal Batory knew how to impose his style, his visual grammar. He invites passers-by to take a pose to decode his images.
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Art and justice
From october 1 to december 31 2004
The exhibit groups together some thirty artists to reflect on the themes of exclusion and isolation. An ensemble of paintings, sculptures and prints illustrating scenes of pleas, Courts of Justice, or fictions born from the imagination [...]
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