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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.

Hurry up! Colors and form - The inheritance of the 18th century in the School of Nancy
From december 24 to 31 2005
At the beginning of their careers, Emile Gallé and Louis Majorelle found inspiration for the forms and decors of their creations in the art of the XVIIIth century. This unknown aspect of their research regards in particular the internal [...]
Last day! A look on the Municipal contemporary art collection
On december 23 2005
Based on some twenty works of art, the exhibit draws up the situation of the Fonds artistic wealth. In the same manner it gives an idea of the situation of the Edouard Manet gallery, created in 1968. With a true concern for visual [...]
Enter the dragon: the beginnings of english Chinoiserie, 1680-1710
From december 22 to april 30 2005
The taste for "chinoiseries" -Chinese ornaments- spread in England when artists of all sorts started decorating their merchandise with fantastic ornaments inspired by the art of the Far East. The exhibition explores the explosion of these [...]
The Narrative Representation in the public collections
From december 21 2005 to march 19 2006
The exhibition unveils for us the most significant works of the narrative figuration movement, born in 1964 and instigated by Bernard Rancillac and Hervé Télémaque. The artists wished to offer an alternative to the various abstractions [...]
Kenneth Draper, Construction on paper 2005
From december 20 2005 to march 16 2006
British artist Ken Draper was first a painter, from 1959 to 1965. He then turned to sculpture. This exhibition unveils the artist's recent works, increasingly known as a painter since the 90s.
Gauguin and Impressionism
From december 18 2005 to march 26 2006
The exhibition is the first retrospective of works from the period in Gauguin's career, from 1875 to 1887,in which he began to show the color, technique and composition that distinguish his work. It confirms the importance of the young [...]
James Ensor
From december 17 2005 to march 19 2006
It would be difficult to find another artist from the second half of the XIXth century whose work is as bizarre, ironic, deep and rich in possibilities of interpretation as that of Belgian painter James Ensor. His unusual subjects, [...]
Eugène Devéria, painter of history
From december 16 2005 to march 19 2006
The exhibition tries, based on some one hundred works by Eugène Devéria, to make the viewer seize the melancholy of the XIXth century, and what the romantic movement was. The drawings, paintings and prints also allow us to discover [...]
John Massey, This Land
From december 16 2005 to february 25 2006
John Massey, a major figure in the Canadian artistic, reached international fame with the video As the Hammer Strikes (1982). The exhibit presents two recent ensembles,shown in Europe for the first time: This Land, a series of photographs [...]
Jean-Michel Sanejouand
From december 15 2005 to february 19 2006
Jean-Michel Sanejouand's work, born from the artistic scene of the 60s, surprises by its radicalism, its permanent formal questioning. He exhibits a number of pieces at the Plateau based on an organization of space in situ.
Résonnances, a choice in the collections of the Centre of the carving and the printed image
From december 14 2005 to march 12 2006
The exhibition focuses on the various tributes the history of modern art has paid to the musical world. It approaches various tendencies present in prints today, from the figurative arts to the lyrical abstraction, including concrete [...]
Brasil on poster
From december 13 2005 to february 26 2006
The exhibition offers a panorama of the art of Brazilian poster through some 70 productions, in particular the cultural posters or those done for social and political causes. The exhibit presents, between the modernist graphism inherited [...]
Polychromies secrètes, autour de la restauration de deux œuvres majeures du XVe siècle toulousain
From december 10 2005 to april 30 2006
Two major works of art from the museum of the Augustins, the alterpieces from the Toulouse Parliament and that of Notre Dame de Grasse, dated from the end of the XVth century, were restored over the last years. Today the museum presents [...]
Resistance, tribute to Rémy Zaugg
From december 10 2005 to march 11 2006
The emblematic figure of Rémy Zaugg is at the cneter of this exhibition that brings together a symbolic choice of 11 works from the FRAC -nine painters, a video and a series of photographs- by artists such as Maurizio Cattelan, Bertrand [...]
Gabriel Loppé, Mountain trips
From december 9 2005 to march 13 2006
Through more than eighty paintings, drawings and photographs, the exhibition allows us to appreciate the context of the conquest of high summits and the work methods of these mountain painters. Next to the paintings it highlights the career [...]
Charlotte Marchand
From december 8 2005 to january 8 2006
French artist Charlotte Marchand presents new works created for the Botanique. Recent paintings that show the faces that surround her, in her multicolored and very specal world. Large, particularly expressive formats. Charlotte Marchand [...]
Charlotte Perriand
From december 7 2005 to march 27 2006
This first monographic exhibition dedicated to Charlotte Perriand, an architect of space as much as a designer, presents a great number of documents never seen before, plus some sixty original pieces, and retraces the major moments [...]
Artaud, Volti/Labirinti, film, drawings, documents
From december 6 2005 to february 12 2006
Artist, poet, author and director, Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) was one of the most subversive characters of his time. He still has aremarkable influence on the world of art, litterature, theater and cinema, as well as on that of psychiatric [...]
Hurry up! Montigny-sur-Loing and Marlotte ceramics 1872-1933
From december 5 to 11 2005
Following the war of 1870, a breath of freedom blew over the French ceramics workshops. New artistic workshops opened, making pieces that were decorative and not necessarily utilitarian. The museum brings together some 80 colored pieces [...]
And now?
From december 4 2005 to february 19 2006
The world artistic scene of the 90s was greatly marked by the work of certain British artists. Due to the help of certain patrons such as Charles Saatchi, galeries like that of Lisson or institutions like the Tate Gallery, Damien [...]
To endure without serving is to resist, Michel de Broin
From december 2 2005 to january 14 2006
The artist presents in this exhibition an ensemble of elements (objects, photos, videos)on the subject of "To endure without serving is to resist". It is a robot that allows its user to gain in time felt the measured time just past. [...]
Jean-Luc Moulène, Le Louvre, Le Monde
From december 1 2005 to february 20 2006
Jean-Luc Moulène selected twenty four sculptures among the works in the museum and then photographed them for this exhibition under identical conditions and in day light. These curious and unusual objects, when put side by side, form [...]