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Les Meilleures Expositions Du Moment

Autumn is a season of wisdom and good advice, or the right excuse to stroll through the capital's museums . A tour of the star exhibitions of the moment.

The golds of Yves Saint-Laurent

A dive into the golden hours of fashion magician Yves Saint Laurent : a fashion poem where everything that shines by day also shines at night, a very 60's backdrop , sunny memories of Oran and Marrakech , accessories created by Loulou de la Falaise , sequined dresses , Sylvie Vartan 's sequined jumpsuit … Everything in this itinerary echoes the sunny personality of Yves Saint Laurent .

It must be said that gold has been present in the couturier's creations since his spring-summer haute couture show in 1962. He who, at the age of 15, declared that “ one day, [he would have his] name inscribed in letters of or at the Champs-Elysées ” created his own house alongside Pierre Bergé . Since then, the YSL initials with their warm bronze reflections still shine brightly among the most essential names in fashion.

Gold, the golds of Yves Saint Laurent at the Saint Laurent Museum , 5 avenue Marceau, Paris 16th, open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday until 9 p.m., price €10

© Guy Marineau - © David Bailey for Vogue Paris

Facing the sun at the Marmottan Museum

It's almost the anniversary of Impression, rising sun ! To celebrate this iconic painting by Claude Monet , the Marmottan Museum is organizing a sublime exhibition through a journey of works, each more dazzling than the next.

A symbol of power, beauty but also joy, the sun naturally became the emblem of triumphant power embodied by Louis XIV . The history of the representation of this star with a human face is sublimated by the itinerary of the exhibition, imagined as a hymn to light through the works of Lorrain , Turner , Monet , Signac , Munch , Vallotton ...

Better than a light therapy cure , this encounter between scientific study and an ode to solar radiation through time is definitely one of the unmissable exhibitions of the moment.

Facing the sun , from September 21 to January 29 at the Marmottan Museum 2 rue Louis Boilly, Paris 16th, open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., late opening Thursday until 9 p.m. price €12

© Hasso Plattner Collection / Recom Art, Berlin - © Munich, courtesy American Contemporary Art Gallery, © ADAGP, Paris 2022

Rosa Bonheur at the Musée d'Orsay

Rosa Bonheur is the reference artist of the 19th century who sublimates the richness of the living world. Fascinated by wildlife, she surrounds herself with horses, sheep, birds, and even majestic lions in the Château de By , her own “ Noah's ark ” located in Seine-et-Marne. As a woman of ambition, she wishes to give animal painting the same status as history painting and does not skimp on the means to achieve this: she is officially authorized by decree of the prefecture to wear trousers to go to study . horses more closely in slaughterhouses. Full house for The Paris Horse Market , presented at the Salon in 1853; during a tour of the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria herself asked to see the painting, and the young French painter and sculptor was now acclaimed wherever she went. She is also the first female artist to receive the Legion of Honor , delivered by Empress Eugénie in the privacy of her studio.

Rosa Bonheur is an icon of feminism, a model of courage and audacity whose work echoes the many social issues that mark our time: the place of women in art and society as well as the cause animal and its role in modern ecology .

Rosa Bonheur at the Musée d'Orsay , 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7th, Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday until 9 p.m.

© Bordeaux City Hall, Museum of Fine Arts, photo L. Gauthier - © National Gallery of Ireland

Venice revealed at the ephemeral Grand Palais

The treasures of the Serenissima are revealed through a set of truly stunning 3D visuals . The Floating City is stripped bare from every angle in a flood of immersive images that only makes you want to stop and admire its magnificence and grandeur.

The exhibition begins with the birth of Venice from the meanders of a lagoon, continues with the golden age of the city as a commercial and naval power , explores the places of incarnation of power from the Saint- Marc to the Doge's Palace and ends with a dreamlike questioning where Venice, like an Atlantis submerged under water, redoubles its beauty and crystallizes for eternity.

Revealed Venice , from September 21 to February 19 at the immersive Grand Palais , 110 rue de Lyon Paris 12th, open Monday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., late Friday until 10 p.m., rate 16 €

© Icon – GPI

Le journal ukrainien de Boris Mikhailov

The European House of Photography offers the largest retrospective devoted to the most influential Ukrainian artist in Eastern Europe. Several series demonstrate the force with which the artist uses humor and self- mockery to counter propaganda images of an era subject to a totalitarian regime, which only the power of art can subversively denounce.

An experimental and committed photographic requiem around the socio-political themes of recent years, series of shots taken before and after the collapse of the USSR to testify to the failure of communism and allow a reading of the current situation in Ukraine . .

Ukrainian newspaper , from September 7 to January 15 at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie , 5/7 rue de Fourcy, Paris 4th, open Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. at 8 p.m., price €11.

© Boris Mikhaïlov, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Courtesy Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève, Paris

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