Vlaminck, the Instinctive Fauve
The exhibition focuses on Vlaminck’s earliest youthful paintings from 1900 to 1915. His previous works, before the age of 17, have been lost.
In this turbulent period of change, Vlaminck’s violent pictorial expression shows his essential contribution to furthering the modernization that had started earlier in the century.
Vlamick’s work and its links with the Post-Impressionists and the Nabis such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Signac, as well as his absence of academic training and his exuberant nature, led to gestured paintings in audacious colors.
“I accentuated the tones and transposed all perceptible sentiments into an orchestration of pure colors. I was a tender savage, full of violence.” (Tournant dangereux, 1929).
20th February to 20th July 2008
Musée du Luxembourg
19, rue de Vaugirard, Paris 6th
Open: Mondays & Fridays from 10:00 to 23:30
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 to 20:00
Price: 9 Euros (free for children under 8).
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Vauban, the builder of the ‘Sun-King’
The newly inaugurated ‘Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine’ in the Palais de Chaillot is proposing this very interesting exhibition on the greatest military engineer France has known, Sébastien Le Prestre, Marquis de Vauban.
The exhibition puts in perspective the historical achievements of the century of Louis XIV in France, such as the establishment of administrative and technical structures in the service of the King, and illustrates Vauban’s creations in the fields of military fortification, urbanism and architecture. For example, he was responsible for more than 160 forts and fortifications, and nine forts built from scratch. He also built numerous canals the most famous of which, the canal du Midi, is still in use as well as the first ‘boulevards’ in Paris (on top of the demolished city wall).
The exhibition also suggests the contemporary interest of Vauban’s military buildings, focusing on the importance of its conservation and restoration.
Vauban, bâtisseur du Roi Soleil
13th November 2007 to 5th February 2008
Palais de Chaillot
Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine Palais de Chaillot
1, Place du Trocadero, Paris 16th
Open: every day except Tuesdays and public holidays
Time: 12:00 to 20:00, Thursdays until 22:00, Sundays from 11:00 to 19:00
Price: 8 Euros (free entrance for children under 12).
Phone: 33 (0)1 58 51 5200