Discover “Peinture des lointains” ‘exhibition in Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum
Where to go on holiday this summer? To some seaside resort where the weather is unpredictable, the beach crowded with intruders and the water always too cold to bathe in? Don’t lose heart, let’s escape! Let’s travel while remaining in Paris.
The musée of the Quai Branly can be the ideal flying saucer for this kind of imaginary travels. The title of the exhibition sets the mood: Paintings from faraway lands. You can see two hundred paintings and graphic works ranging from the late eighteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries all taken from the old collections of the Musée de l’Hommeand the Palais de la Porte Dorée: The odalisque by Angel Tissier, scenes from everyday life in Cairo by Emile Bernard, portraits of American Indians by George Catlin, prints and drawings of Tahiti by Matisse and Gauguin …
It should be noted that over the years, exoticism gives way to realism. There is a considerable benefit for the cautious holidaymaker: In these dark rooms, one has access to warm countries without running the risk of sunburn.
Till 6th January 2019
Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac
37, quai Branly
Halte de la caravane. Photographe : Claude Germain © musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac