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Top 5 Art Galleries to Visit in Paris During Maison et Objet SeptemberSunday 4 September 2016
If you are looking for something to do in Paris during Maison et Objet September 2016. Here are top 5 art galleries to visit in Paris. While the magnificent fair of Paris still continue, you can discover more art & design in The City of Lights.
This museum has the world’s largest collection of Picassos, displayedin chronological order, including the Blue, Pink, Cubist, classical and Post-Cubist phases. The famous beach pictures of the 1920’s and 1930’s are here, as well as remarkable portraits of his model mistresses, Marie-Thérèse and Dora Maar. After the recent renovation the museum has better exhibition spaces, and a great rooftop café.
This spectacular art gallery, designed by Frank Gehry, architect of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum and Paris’s Cinémathèque, opened in late 2014. It houses 11 art galleries including Arnault’s own fabulous collection. Gehry’s building, which cost around €100 million, consists of 12 interconnecting “sails” made up of 3,600 pieces of glass; the architect even developed a revolutionary method of shaping the panes to the nearest millimetre.
Paris’s museum devoted to the Middle Ages is home to one of France’s great treasures:La Dame à la Licorne (The Lady and The Unicorn). This work of six tapestries has been recently restored along with its display room to suggest the type of space in which it would originally have been hung; discreet LED lighting brings out its colours and new audio guides and texts give a better understanding of the tapestries and their historical context. Moreover, the building hosts by far the most substantial Roman remains in Paris – the 1st-century Thermes de Cluny baths complex. The heads of the kings of Judah from Notre-Dame, knocked off during the Revolution and rediscovered in the 1970’s, can be admired against a backdrop of soaring Roman masonry.
In the oldest building in the quartier, this little museum focusing on the district’s heyday was once the residence and meeting place of artists such as Auguste Renoir; the gardens where he painted some of his best-known works are now named after him.
In the heart of Nouvelle Athènes, the district south of Montmartre so-named because of its neoclassical architecture, is the former home of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau. It is now a museum devoted to his life and work. Of particular interest is the high-ceilinged atelier on the third floor where you’ll find the artist’s best-known painting, Jupiter et Sémélé. The house-museum also organises children workshops as well as evening chamber music concerts.
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