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.
Female Body Mask [Nevimbumbao], Vanuatu
Grebo Mask, Ivory Coast
Pablo Picasso ‘Three Figures under a Tree’ (1907)
Pablo Picasso ‘Standing Nude Profile’ (1920)
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)
Fernand Leger ‘Le Grand Déjeuner’ (1921)
Pablo Picasso ‘Bathers’ (1921)
Henri Matisse ‘The Piano Lesson’ (1923)
Henri Matisse ‘Blue Dress in Ochre Armchair’ (1937)
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.
Johannes Vermeer ‘The Milkmaid’ (c.1657 – 58)
Johannes Vermeer ‘The Astronomer’ (c.1668)
Johannes Vermeer ‘The Geographer’ (c.1668 – 69)
Johannes Vermeer ‘The Lacemaker’ (c.1669 – 70)
Gerard Ter Booch ‘Woman at a Mirror’ (1651 – 52)
Pieter de Hooch ‘Woma Nursing an Infant, with a Child and a Dog’ (c.1658 – 60)
Gabriel Metsu ‘Woman Reading a Letter’ (1664 – 66)
An excellent concert by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Mikko Franck. The programme began with Gershwin’s ‘Concerto for Piano’ with soloist Yeol Eum Son and continued in the second half with Debussy’s ‘Prélude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune’ and ‘La Mer’.