"Albert Marquet, painter of suspended time" at the Museum of Modern Art of Paris
Marquet spent his life traveling between the shores of the Mediterranean and the Seine, making landscape and water his favorite words. He built his work, far from the artistic debates of the moment, maintaining a steadfast friendship with Henri Matisse, met in the studio of Gustave Moreau. From Fauvism, to which he is associated in its debuts, it retains only the simplification of forms, an empowerment of color, the appearance of rapid improvisation. But Marquet looks for total harmony to show the essence, he wants to synthesize topics with accuracy and balance, “paint like a child without forgetting Poussin”. For this exhibition, more than a hundred works – some shown for the first time – enable to draw a complex and comprehensive picture of the artist.
Until the 21st of August. www.mam.paris.fr