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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From 17 October 2018 to 25 February 2019
The Pompidou Centre is staging a major retrospective on Cubism – one of the most influential movements in the history of modern art – for the first time in France since 1953.
Divided into 14 chronological chapters, the exhibition features some 300 artworks including paintings, sculptures and collages, all demonstrating the rich diversity, inventive vocabulary and far-reaching impact of Cubism. It encompasses the movement’s watershed moments (the influence of African art on early Cubist style, the artists’ fascination with the works of Cezanne and Gauguin and their experimentation with geometric shapes in the pre- and post-war periods) and highlights its collective and experimental nature.
Works by all the most famous exponents of Cubism are on display: Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, and a number of artists later influenced by the movement, including Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Ambroise Vollard and Robert and Sonia Delaunay, to offer a comprehensive survey of Cubism.
Thanks in part to works on loan from the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Paris’s Musée Picasso and New York’s MoMA, this exceptional exhibition unveils the key concepts and techniques of Cubism, allowing visitors to understand an art form that goes well beyond transforming subjects into geometric shapes and breaking away from the traditional style of painting.
Every day from 11:00am to 9:00pm or from 11:00am to 11:00pm
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