No need to queue for hours in front of museums , everyone talks about it so here is the short list of the best news from Parisian galleries for a good arty shoot as we like them.
The Opera Gallery
Right in the heart of the capital, in rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré , where luxury boutiques mingle with upscale restaurants , the arty place of reference is the Opera Gallery . Already present in New York , Miami , Dubai and Los Angeles , the Paris gallery stands out as the most timeless.
Exhibited at the moment, Paradise found : the imaginary universe of Niki de Saint-Phalle , a sort of Garden of Eden personified by Adam & Eve and inhabited by snakes and other mystical creatures . Here, the world has no rules and Man and Woman are on an equal footing . A wind of freedom and happiness seems to blow over their original paradise . This dreamlike walk is the fruit of therapy through art carried out by the artist, eager to find a cathartic outlet and to represent her environment as she sees fit, according to her own codes.
The Gallery of the Institute
The Galerie de l'Institut is the place of reference for all lovers of 20th century art . This family business presents the exhibition event on the diversity of Picasso 's works : more than 70 sculptures accompanied by 35 drawings and paintings brought together for the first time in a Parisian gallery .
The route is divided into two very distinct parts: a first dedicated to the figure (rue des Beaux-Arts) and a second to the bestiary (rue de Seine), retracing his love of animals, where mythological figures such as the minotaur spawn with the more domestic animals. Among the essentials of the exhibition, the artist 's very first cubist sculpture , a woman's head ( Fernande ) as well as two masterful heads in cut, folded and painted sheet metal from 1961. It must be said that as a passionate experimenter, Picasso never forbade himself anything.
Picasso sculptures 1902 - 1963 at the Galerie de l'institut 3bis rue des Beaux-Arts & 12 rue de Seine, Paris 6th, from October 14 to December 17, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
© Coll. Jacqueline Picasso, ADAGP, Paris 2022
L’Ellia Art Gallery
Ellia Art Gallery offers a sublime requiem of shots on the photographic heritage of Agence France Presse . The route of the exhibition presents a retrospective of the key events of the two previous centuries, from the Paris Commune to the terrible fire of Notre-Dame , passing through the two wars and the first demonstrations for women's rights . A stroll through history that invites reflection, discovery or rediscovery of 200 photographic nuggets and their authors.
Ellia Art Gallery joins the great movement for the democratization of dematerialized art and organizes the very first exceptional AFP auction : three NFTs will be offered to 3.0 collectors . A great opportunity to obtain one of the unique digital editions of pivotal moments in history.
The Roger Viollet Gallery
A renowned socialite photographer, Laure Albin Guillot was a major figure in photography between the wars . After the death of her husband, she set up her studio in the very chic 16th arrondissement of Paris where she produced portraits of anonymous people but also of great figures from the world of arts and culture such as Jean Cocteau or even Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. .
Her shots are innovative, her female and male nudes testify to a search for perfect aesthetics and the eye of a distinguished artist who never falls into vulgarity. In the 1930s, Laure Albin Guillot entered the world of advertising photography and brought all her know-how to a booming luxury industry .
A photographic work sublimated by the chic Roger-Viollet gallery frequented by the whole of Saint-Germain-des-Prés who travels to admire this feminine talent.
The Rabouan Gallery
It is the story of two friends, Erwin Olaf and Hans Van Manen , both worshipers of the great artist Robert Mapplethorpe . Erwin Olaf is a photographer, Hans Van Manen is a choreographer: from their 40 years of friendship is born a sublime collaboration that pays homage to neo-classical dance .
The most emblematic choreographies of Hans Van Manen are illustrated in shots that honor the fluidity of movement , the linear aesthetics and the refined and determined postures of the real life of the bodies. An ode to dance and an undeniable erotic charge, here is the pas de deux of these two artist and infinitely talented friends.
Dance in close-up , at Galerie Rabouan , from October 29 to December 31, 11 rue Pastourelle, Paris 3rd, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Also discover Edvard Munch: the star exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay and the current exhibitions in Paris