“Hélène de Troie, la beauté en majesté” at the Gustave Moreau Museum in Paris.
Throughout his career, Moreau devoted a collection to the character of Helen of Troy that is as rich from a formal point of view as it is iconic. Appearing in the painter’s work from 1852, the most beautiful woman in history has been out of sight for over 25 years until a triumphant return in the company of Galatea in the latest show of the artist.
Until June 25, 2012
“Bonnard entre amis. Matisse, Monet, Vuillard…” at the Musée Bonnard du Cannet.
Consisting of some fifty works and a majority of paintings loaned by major international and national institutions, the “Bonnard entre amis” exhibition revolves around relations of friendship between the artist and his contemporaries such as Vuillard, Monet, Matisse, Manguin… Their portraits, Normandy, and a variation around the window are all the elements needed to decipher the relationship amongst these artists.
May 19 to September 16, 2012
Maria Bonomi at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine.
For fifty years, Maria Bonomi has been a major player on the Brazilian art scene marked notably by her unparalleled mastery in woodcarving. Her works, all done using pressure and vibrations, are often very large and embody a remarkable force due to the strength of the incisions as much as her use of colour.
May 16 to September 15, 2012
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner at the Fundación Mapfre. Finally, a major retrospective of the work of one of the leading champions of German Expressionism. Co-founder of the Die Brücke (The Bridge) group in 1905 and one of the great modernist painters, Ernst Ludwig Mapfre is being honored in the exhibition halls of Recoletos in Madrid, with this event produced by the Fundación Mapfre. Works from 27 museums and private collections are on display for an exhibition that is unique in the world. In total, 153 pieces of work – including oil paintings, sculptures and works on paper – allow one to explore all the different periods and mediums used by the artist, radically renewing the traditional perception of his work.
May 24 to September 2, 2012
eclectic, the brand that exclusively makes men’s jackets (as featured in n°8) is celebrating its first year in business, and to mark the occasion is exhibiting 200 portraits of friends and clients taken by photographer Nil Hermann.
All the subjects sport one of the brand’s jackets. 200 portraits, 200 different styles.
At the Galerie Next Level,
8, rue Charlot,