Paris: the painting exhibitions that will mark 2020

The reopening of the great museums of Paris leaves room for many alternatives when it comes to choosing which painting exhibition to attend. Here is some useful information on the painting exhibitions in Paris in 2020.

The "Tempests and Shipwrecks" exhibition

The Musée de la Vie Romantique, located in the 9ᵉ arrondissement of Paris presents, from November 2020, the exhibition "Tempêtes et naufrages" focusing on European maritime art. This painting exhibition in Paris in 2020 will then bring together a large number of paintings by the masters of European painting. Also, the Musée de la Vie Romantique will present the works of three well-known painters in the marine world, including Ambroise Louis Garneray, Théodore Gudin, and Louis-Philippe Crépin. Depictions of shipwrecks in the brushstrokes of these artists will give you a dramatic feel for the vast majority of your visit. But this exhibition does not only focus on gloomy themes, it also includes famous works by William Turner, Victor Hugo, Joseph Vernet, Théodore Géricault, and painters known for their talents all over the world. In order to stand out from the crowd, the exhibition will highlight the most beautiful paintings of these masters of painting, which are often characterised by their colours and precision of details.

Italian paintings and Cézanne's canvases

The exhibition Cézanne and the masters Dream of Italy prepared since February 2020 at the Musée Marmottan Monet are open to the public again since last June and will be extended until January 2021. The aim of this painting exhibition in Paris in 2020 is to demonstrate the strong links that exist between Cézanne and the icons of Italian painting. It will therefore showcase Cézanne's innovative works and the early creations of the great Italian masters, from which the world's most beloved canvases, such as the classic Pastorale and Still Life, have been selected. It is a great opportunity to contemplate the works signed by icons such as Tintoretto, Ribera, Giordano, etc. The tour ends with the famous names of the Novecento: Carrà, Soffici, Pirandello, Boccioni, etc. In short, more than sixty works from collections around the world are on display throughout the exhibition.

Exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

The masterpieces of the Cabinet des Dessins are presented by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in a major exhibition of the richness of the collections from 23rd June, 2020, to 31st January; 2021. This exhibition is considered to be one of the most unique, bringing together more than 200,000 works concentrated on various themes such as architecture, landscapes, decorations, etc. These works are in a way a representation of the most famous creations since the 15th century in several countries of the world. Generally unknown, these works created by the great masters such as Le Brun, Fragonard, Watteau, etc. remain among the most important in the world. Moreover, this exhibition will also present the creations of famous decorators and ornamentalists such as Chareau and Royère.
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