Paris is certainly now the most attractive city of the world in exhibitions. And this fall program is impressive. Opening of the art ball at Versailles on 13 September (to December 13) with the sculptor - more plastic in fact - Xavier Veilhan, exposing mainly in the majestic Park of the Castle (). His creative principle: representations which repeat the principles of the image by computer. What rekindle the old debate: why show of contemporary art in a historical monument While the real question is whether if Veilhan works will "hold" against found throughout.
From 15 September and on 4 January, the Louvre offers a unique generic: "Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese...". () or how tell the history of art at the end of the 16th century in Venice and battles between giant of the Renaissance. A blockbuster to not to miss. In the family of the "blockbusters", it is the week after, on 23 September, that opens at the Grand Palais () an exhibition at the end of the life of Renoir, i.e. the beginning of the 20th century. The Impressionist painter, the collective culture retained joufflues girls in a bucolic environment. Of course his talent goes much further, even if the bad paintings are blossoming. A major retrospective might have been more beneficial than this expo focused on the less loved artist period. But that may be the opportunity to renew the look at the most famous of the Impressionists with Monet (to January 4).
Series of portraits
Also in September, in the photo category, the Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson () meets, after the national Centre of photography in 1996, the work of one of the giants of the image of the 20th century, August Sander (1876-1964). He made a huge series of portraits which listed the different social types in his country. A precursor of the principle of series today found so frequently in the contemporary photo (to December 20). In recent years, Surrealism popularity unprecedented in the world of museums. It is the rediscovery of a capital movement long abandoned, perhaps because he was too intellectual. At the time the protests multiply. The Pompidou Centre () from September 22 offers a zoom on the surreal picture under the title: "The Subversion of the images" (to January 11).
In October, the Turkish season full swing and dedicated the Grand Palais from 10, a major exhibition in the history of Istanbul, the old Byzantium, epicentre of the ongoing tension between East and Europe, between Christianity and islam (until 25 January). Echoes, but more modestly, the Louvre looks from October 9 on the splendour of the Court of Grand Turkish perspective the caftans of the Topkapi Palace. Symbolic ornaments, sumptuous embroidery and oversized thickness... (to January 18).
The other large quoted invited this fall in Paris is shown from 6 October to January 24, at the Museum of the Quai Branly (). Taking the machine back in time, it arrives in Teotihuacan, great city of the Mexico of the years 100 BC to 650. The temple of the Feathered Serpent, the pyramid of the Moon, the military organization of the city and funeral rites...
From October 14 to March 8, 2010 the Pompidou Centre opens its spaces to abstract living painter best known in France: Soulages. It will be ninety years old in a few months and sixty years of painting behind him a large part devoted to black and the reflection of light on this hue dark. The last retrospective of 1996 at the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Paris. At the same time will be inaugurated at the Centre Pompidou and the Concierge a very promising event: the Festival. (from October 21 to November 23). A proliferation of creations, exhibitions, shows, performances, live tables designed as a laboratory of the current creation. Ask the program: singer Philippe Katerine in the very media Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei from the conferences of the philosopher of art Jean-Yves Jouannais.
Finally the big minstrel appointment of another century is at the Musée d'Orsay () with the retrospective James Ensor (1860-1949). A great opportunity to discover the King of irony and Belgian derision, whose tables are of great disturbing beauty. Not only Ensor knew paint, play with color and light, but he had the spirit (from 20 October to February 4).