‘Picasso Primitif’ at Musée du Quai Branly, Paris

A fascinating exhibition which shows the influence of non-western arts on Picasso’s career. On display are items from Picasso’s own collection of African and Oceanic art as well as works by him that they influenced.

Picasso Primitif poster

Picasso Primitif

Female Body Mask [Nevimbumbao] Vanuatu

Female Body Mask [Nevimbumbao], Vanuatu

Masque Grebo, Musee Picasso

Grebo Mask, Ivory Coast

Picasso 'Three Figures under a Tree' (1907)

Pablo Picasso ‘Three Figures under a Tree’ (1907)

Picasso 'Standing Nude Profile' (1920)

Pablo Picasso ‘Standing Nude Profile’ (1920)

’21 Rue La Boétie’ at Musée Maillol, Paris

21 Rue La Boétie was the address of the Paris gallery of Paul Rosenberg. who. between the two world wars, represented artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Leger. The exhibition brings together works that passed through his hands during that period.

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec 'Seated Woman in the Garden' (1891)

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec ‘Seated Woman in the Garden’ (1891)

Fernand Leger 'Le Grand Dejeuner' (1921)

Fernand Leger ‘Le Grand Déjeuner’ (1921)

Picasso 'Bathers' (1921)

Pablo Picasso ‘Bathers’ (1921)

Matisse 'The Piano Lesson' (1923)

Henri Matisse ‘The Piano Lesson’ (1923)

Matisse 'Blue Dress in Ochre Armchair' (1937)

Henri Matisse ‘Blue Dress in Ochre Armchair’ (1937)

‘Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting’ at the Louvre

A wonderful exhibition of paintings of genre scenes of the daily lives of the Dutch urban elite in the 1650s and 60s. The exhibition shows that far from being a lone figure, Vermeer was part of a network of painters, including Gerard Ter Borch, Pieter de Hooch and Gabriel Metsu, all painting similar subjects.

Vermeer 'The Milkmaid' (c.1657 - 58)

Johannes Vermeer ‘The Milkmaid’ (c.1657 – 58)

Vermeer 'The Astronomer' (c.1668)

Johannes Vermeer ‘The Astronomer’ (c.1668)

Vermeer 'The Geographer' (c.1668 - 69)

Johannes Vermeer ‘The Geographer’ (c.1668 – 69)

Vermeer 'The Lacemaker' (c.1669 - 70)

Johannes Vermeer ‘The Lacemaker’ (c.1669 – 70)

Gerard Ter Borch 'Woman at a Mirror' (1651 - 52)

Gerard Ter Booch ‘Woman at a Mirror’ (1651 – 52)

Pieter de Hooch 'A Woman Nursing an Infant with a Child and a Dog' (c.1658 - 60)

Pieter de Hooch ‘Woma Nursing an Infant, with a Child and a Dog’ (c.1658 – 60)

Gabriel Metsu 'Woman Reading a Letter' (1664 - 66)

Gabriel Metsu ‘Woman Reading a Letter’ (1664 – 66)