A must-see show and a major exhibition
Art is everywhere. And, as proof, two unique events will take place in Paris at the beginning of the year. Maison & Objet presents the latest trends in design and, for the more academic among you, the “Frédéric Bazille, the Youth of Impressionism” exhibition presents a little-known artist who participated in the birth of this major style.
The Salon Maison & Objet, a wealth of ideas for the home
If you want to change your interior design, you’ll be interested in an exceptional trade show that takes place from January 20th to 24th at the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte. More than 3000 exhibitors present the latest design trends. This year, ‘silence’ is the theme of the Maison & Objet show and you’ll l find everything you need to make your home an oasis of calm and relaxation. From dishes to linens, from kitchen utensils to lighting, the event is a great chance for you to discover the newest looks. In addition, six young artists in the fields of design, architecture and fashion are put forward by the organisers. To optimise your visit, several programmes have been created including art workshops in France and the Fil Vert programme which highlights the green attitude and lifestyle. You can also find gourmet stands that showcase delicious sweets for your cupboard, innovative technologies to help you create a smart house or luxury items for top of the range décor.
An unknown artist: Frédéric Bazille
Following its success in Montpellier, the Frédéric Bazille, the Youth of Impressionism exhibition arrives in Paris, or more precisely at the Musée d'Orsay. Until March 5th, hundreds of paintings are presented to illustrate the beginnings of the Impressionist movement. To visit this exhibition is to witness the birth of Impressionism through sixty works by the painter as well as paintings by his contemporaries - Delacroix, Courbet, Monet and Cézanne. Death came too early and Bazille died at 28 years of age during the Franco-Prussian war in 1870. Nevertheless, he leaves a unique testimony to the first steps of this avant-garde style. This event presents a new vision of Impressionism, seen through one of its precursors – one who has been unjustly forgotten. The collection of rare works makes it possible to understand not only the style but also the major changes that affected art and society.