The Centre Pompidou, centre of art and culture
Less than forty years old, but already an icon! Opened in 1977, the Centre Pompidou, often referred to as Beaubourg by Parisians, has become one of the liveliest and most visited attractions in the city. It’s a museum of course, but also a library, a place full of life, and with its multicoloured exterior designed by Renzo Piano, a unique monument in the heart of Paris. Six floors, unusual architecture and a view of the whole of Paris, which visitors love.
With nearly 100,000 works to its name, the Centre Pompidou displays impressive artistic heritage with masterpieces by Picasso, Kandinsky, Chagall, Matisse, Léger … But also numerous contemporary artworks: Boltanski, Buren, Hantai … Ever since it first opened, the Pompidou Centre has also hosted first-class temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.
Following its policy of making art accessible to all, it has opened another site in Metz, with both the building and the programme in line with the original in Paris!
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André Derain 1904 – 1914. The radical decade
From 4 October to 29 January 2018
From 4 October to 29 January 2018, the Centre Pompidou is showing the works of the French artist André Derain. The exhibition André Derain 1904 – 1914. The radical decade, featuring some 70 paintings, photos and prints from many different collections, focuses on the avant-garde career of the artist.
Along with Henri Matisse, André Derain was a co-founder of Fauvism, paving the way to Cubism, and experimented with new artistic trends throughout his career. He was a painter, a sculptor and a photographer, and it was in the pre-war period that he was most innovative in his work: pointillism, cloissonnism, vibrant even artificial colours. In the course of his travels, he tried out several techniques and painted his most well-known works, like the compositions on dancers, bathers and his series of views of London and Collioure.
André Derain 1904 – 1914. The radical decade is the opportunity to discover the modern works, and world of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Every day from 11:00am to 9:00pm or from 11:00am to 11:00pm
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