The name Yves Saint-Laurent is synonymous with fashion and Paris. The YSL line is still revered as one of the leading names in fashion, all because of the talent and ideas of this man. Much of what we know about him is as a designer. After all, he began his career in the industry at the tender age of 18. What we don’t always see is that youthful side. The childhood interests and initial ideas that sparked that journey into a lifelong passion.
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When the creators of the new Game of Thrones exhibit at Paris’ Porte de Versailles say that this is the biggest exhibition yet, they aren’t kidding. Smaller shows have come and gone, offering a little taste of GRR Martin’s vivid world. This time the curators have taken over 2,000 square metres of the venue.
Starting from April 23rd until August 20th, 2018, Musée de l’Orangerie hosts a new exhibition titled “The Water Lilies - American Abstract-Painting and the last Monet” and that gives you an opportunity to discover and rediscover the best of Monet’s works of art. If you are one of this great artist's fan and interested in knowing more about his work and about American abstract painting from the 1950’s, then you should definitely make some time to attend this exhibition.
From April 10th to July 15th, 2018, Musée d'Orsay invites those who have a keen interest in art to view "Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Baltic States". This exhibition puts a spotlight on artists from the Baltic States of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania from the 1890s to 1930s. It aims at illustrating the complex interplay of resistance through which the Baltic artists forged a language for expressing themselves creatively after becoming acquainted with European cosmopolitanism.
History is rife with accounts of everyday people rising up to challenge the status quo established by the ruling authorities. Against the backdrop of oppression and subjugation, art has perennially emerged as a means of expressing the feelings of rage, anger and general frustration with the governance of prevailing authorities. In some instances, protest art has been so pivotal to driving social and political change, that it led to the toppling of powerful dictators.
Musée d’Orsay gives pride of place to the renowned artist Edgar Degas as well as to his friend the French writer Paul Valéry in an exceptional exhibition that will be running until February 25th, 2018.