• 1 Dec 2017

Art-Trope suggests 3 exhibitions not to be missed in Paris, New York and London :

Paris : Degas Danse Dessin. A Tribute to Degas with Paul Valéry – Musée d’Orsay
New York : Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo – Brooklyn Museum
London : Jasper Johns, “Something Resembling Truth” – Royal Academy of Arts

Paris : Degas Danse Dessin, A Tribute to Degas with Paul Valéry (until February 25th, 2018)

This year is the celebration of the 100th anniversary of master painter Edgar Dega’s death (1834-1917). On this occasion the Orsay Museum decided to pay tribute to him through a one-of-a-kind exhibition. Effectively, the central theme is the unknown book by writer, poet and philosopher Paul Valéry (1871-1945). These two Artistic personalities maintained a solid friendship for 20 years. From this friendship was born a text published in 1937 by the Vollard Editions, entitled “Degas Danse Dessin”. As a result, the text offers a new perspective on both the painter’s personality and sphere of Artistic expression. Edgar Degas’ Artworks respond to Paul Valéry’s text in an exhibition that lays the emphasis on themes that mattered to the painter including dancing and horseback riding.

This is one of Edgar Degas's paintings representing a sitting ballerina.

Sitting Dancer © Edgar Degas

New York : Proof, Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo (until January 7th, 2018)

Since September 8th, 2017, the Brooklyn Museum showcases a multi-faceted exhibition focusing on Artists Francisco Goya (1746–1828), Sergei Eseinstein (1898–1948) and Robert Longo (born 1953). In fact, the exhibition takes place at a particular moment of history when Artists used their Artworks to reveal the social, cultural and political complexities of their time. As a result, the 3 Artists cover 4 countries, 3 continents and multiple mediums including painting and filmmaking. They also are the 3 witnesses of an era of disruption. The exhibition translates the visual and Artistic language of these 3 personalities. Effectively, the Artworks are almost exclusively in black and white, emphasizing the precision and the relevance of the Artists and their experiments in etching, films and charcoal drawing.

This etching by Artist Francisco Goya represents an allegory of thinking from which come monsters.

El sueño de la razón produce monstruos © Francisco Goya

London : Jasper Johns, “Something Resembling Truth” (until December 10th, 2017)

American Pop Art icon Jasper Johns has a place of honor at the Royal Academy of Arts until December 10th, 2017. In fact, the exhibition “Something Resembling Truth” is the first comprehensive survey focusing on the American Artist to be held in the United-Kingdom for 40 years. As a result, over 150 Artworks are put together and unveil the continuous and changing aspects of the 6 decades of Jasper Johns’ Artistic experiments. The exhibition decided to gather several Artworks rarely displayed out of their museums and private collections. Therefore, it aligns with the tradition of the Royal Academy by giving a place of honor to Royal Academicians.

This is one of American Pop Art Icon Jasper Johns' Artworks that represents a colorful target.

Jasper Johns © Techniques of the Great Masters of Art via Wikimedia Commons

Read our article about Constance Guisset at the Arts Décoratifs Museum in Paris here.