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Paris Capitale invites you to explore the history of Impressionism as seen through the Normandy landscape at the Jacquemart André museum, and an original retrospective of Paul Klee’s work on the theme of romantic irony at the Centre Pompidou.

Musée Jacquemart-André

The open-air studio. Impressionists in Normandy

Born on the English coast, “plein air” or outdoor landscape painting rapidly spread to the Normandy countryside. The Jacquemart-André museum is retracing this episode in the history of Impressionism through some 50 prestigious works from collections worldwide. The story begins with visits to the Normandy coast by Turner and Bonington, while Géricault and Delacroix crossed the Channel to spend time in London’s poetic fog. These productive exchanges, led by Corot and Huet, gave rise to a myriad of painters and a new esthetic. They include Daubigny, Millet, Jongkind, Isabey and, in Honfleur, Saint Siméon, whose work became a focal point for this revolution in the 1860s. They were joined later by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Boudin, Morisot, Gauguin, and others. This majestic exhibition shows how these painters left their studios to take in the beauty of the Normandy landscape, close to Paris, the starting point for the Impressionist movement.

10am to 6pm. €11.
Until July 25. 


Musée Jacquemart-André

158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008, Paris Phone : 01 45 62 11 59
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Centre Pompidou Piazza Beaubourg

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004, Paris Phone : 01 44 78 12 33
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Centre Pompidou Paul Klee.

Irony at work

This original retrospective brings together 250 works by Paul Klee, a leading artist of the first half of the 20th century, around the theme of romantic irony, an artistic freedom that, according to F. Schlegel “allows the artist to correct the subjective nature of his work with objective moments.” Klee produced more than 9,000 works from 1900 onwards and he numbered them in sequence each year. The Centre Pompidou is presenting, for the first time, a group of paintings and drawings by Paul Klee, divided into seven themed sections, placing his extensive work in the context of his life and times. Exceptional loans from the world’s greatest collections and the Zentrum Paul Klee, including the Angelus Novus, never shown before in France, provide a fresh perspective on the work of this artist whose talent and human insight never cease to amaze.

Closed Tuesday.
11am to 9pm. €13.
Until August 1st

By Anne Kerner. Photos : Photograph Incorporated, Toledo / Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne - Published the

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