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April 2016 Eye Need to Do’s: Rousseau, Jannis Kounellis, Impressionists in Normandy and Barbie

Le Douanier Rosseau- Archaic Candor
Unlike his artistic peers from the same period, Henri Rosseau was a self taught artist and didn’t start painting full time till he was in his late 40s. His bold and exotic paintings evoked the jungle and wild animals inspired by children’s books, magazines, and visits to Jardin des Plantes. His archaic themes is explored in this new retrospective of his most important works with a nod to Seurat, Delaunay, Kandinsky and Picasso, who Rosseau highly influenced.
Till July 17
Musee d’Orsay
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur – 75007
Metro: Solferino

Jannis Kounellis
A dramatic installation of large-scale metal sculptures and objets by Jannis Kounellis fills the contrasting 1,000 meter exhibition space with marble, gold, and classic columns.

Till April 30
Monnaie de Paris
11, quai de Conti, 75006
Metro: Pont Neuf

L’atleier en Plein Air –Les Impressionists en Normandie
Starting in England, the en plein air (outdoor painting) revolution moved to Normandie, France in the 1820s influencing a generation of artists including Delacroix, Riesener, Daubigny, Mille and Jongkind and later in the century followed by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Boudin, Morisot, Caillebotte, Gonzales, and Gauguin. The exhibit features an ensemble of 50 Impressionist works from private collections and museums.

Till July 25
Musee Jacquemart-Andre
158 boulevard Haussmann 75008
Metro: Miromesnil

America’s most iconic doll, Barbie, has been invited for the first time by the Musee les Arts des Decratifs to take center stage. The museum has allotted 150,000 square feet , displaying 700 Barbies intermixed with other dolls and gowns along with other artists and documentation contextualizing the Barbie lifestyle.

Till September 18
Musee les Arts des Decratifs
107, rue de Rivoli, 75001
Metro: Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre

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April 2016 Eye Need to Do’s: Rousseau, Jannis Kounellis, Impressionists in Normandy and Barbie


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