Impressionism Paintings – The Best Art Exhibitions in France in 2020
Travelling to France? Are you a fan of the Impressionism Painters? Below is a comprehensive list of Impressionism exhibitions currently showing in Paris and all over France.
Impressionism / Post-Impressionism Art Exhibitions in Paris 2020
Name of Exhibition: Picasso – Magic Paintings
Location: Musée national Picasso-Paris
Dates: 1st October 2019-23 February 2020
This exhibition displays Picasso’s paintings from the four year period, between 1926 -1930. During these years, Pablo Picasso painted principally figurative paintings. Christian Zervos, an art historian, critic & collector called these paintings “Tableaux magiques”.
Exhibition: Monet, Renoir… Chagall – Journeys around the Mediterranean
When: From February 28, 2020 until December 31 2020
Where: Atelier des Lumières, Paris
In 2020, Atelier des Lumières in Paris will commence a stunning sound and light show of the colorful paintings of the Impressionists, postimpressionists and modern artists depicting the landscapes, towns and scenery of Southern France.
In this state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition, you will see how the famous artists depicted the Mediterranean region. You will see the colorful artworks of 20 famous French artists such as Monet, Chagall, Renoir, Pissarro, Signac, Matisse, Dufy, Derain, Bonnard and more.
All these painters spent time in Southern France. They all fell for the bold colors, bright lights, medieval villages and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Some of them stayed for a few months only like Monet and Pissarro. Others moved permanently to the region, such as Renoir to Cagnes-sur-Mer, Bonnard to Le Cannet, Matisse & Dufy to Nice and Signac to Saint Tropez.
This is an extremely popular attraction in Paris and tickets sell out quickly. Make sure to buy tickets online at least one week in advance!
These paintings are part of the rich history of French modern art. They start from the 19th century taking to all the art movements of that era. We will see impressionism paintings and also the artworks of the post-impressionists and modern artists.
More than 500 paintings will be projected onto 2000 square meters of massive walls, ceilings and floors. You will be completely immersed into the magical beauty of the Mediterranean region through their artworks.
Tip – I recommend that you book online in order to avoid waiting in long queues. This is an extremely popular attraction in Paris and queues are often very long.
Cezanne & the Italian Masters
When: 27 February 2020 to 5 July 2020
Where: Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
The Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris is hosting a unique art exhibition titled “Cézanne et l’Italie des Maîtres” (Cézanne and the Italian Masters). In this show, Cezanne’s famous impressionism artworks will be presented next to the great Italian masters from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Paintings of Tintoretto, El Greco, Ribera, Giordano, Poussin and, in the modern era, Carrà, Sironi, Soffici, Pirandello, Boccioni and Morandi will be exhibited alongside Paul Cezanne.
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The Ivan Morozov collection (Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Picasso & others)
Where: The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris
When: From October 13, 2020 to August 31, 2021
The Louis Vitton Fondation is planning a once in a lifetime exhibition of the incredible art collection of the wealthy Russian brothers Mikhail and Ivan Morozov. This show will include major impressionism artworks of the giants such as Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Picasso and other big names. These paintings have rarely been exhibited outside of Russia so this will be a one time opportunity!
The Morozovs were one of the major Russian families that established the concept of “patron of the arts” in early 20th century Russia. The family started collecting artworks of young Russian painters but later on they started acquiring French artworks of the impressionists and postimpressionists.
For details of exact dates & ticket prices, follow the website of Vitton Fondation.
Impressionism / Post-Impressionism Art Exhibitions all over France 2020
Exhibition: Van Gogh, Starry Night & Dreamed Japan, Images of a Floating World – Ukiyo-e
Carrieres de Lumieres at Les Baux-de-Provence, Southern France
Dates: Until December 5, 2020
In the heart of Alpilles & carved inside the caves of an unused limestone quarry is the stunning venue of “Carrieres de Lumieres”. This is an incredible, multi-sensory sound & light art show. It immerses the visitor into the colorful world of the artist. The moving images of paintings are projected onto the huge walls, ceiling and floors. This attraction is very popular! I highly recommend that you book tickets in advance. Press here for details.
Exhibition: Electric Nights
Where: André Malraux Museum of Modern Art in Le Havre
When: April 4, 2020 until September 20, 2020
This exhibition explores the invention of electricity and how the impressionism painters captured this huge milestone. With the implementation of Thomas Edison’s light bulb, streets, buildings, shops, theaters and cafes all lit up at night. But for the poorer working-class districts such as Montmartre, the benefits of electricity came much later.
This exhibition will focus on how the artists portrayed Paris as the “city of light” and the change that electrical light brought to all European cities. Nearly 150 artworks will be presented at this exhibition, including paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs and films from both public and private European collections .
You will be able to view Impressionism and post-impressionism paintings of French artists such Maufra, Pissarro, Luce, Bonnard and others. Also on display are other lesser known European artists from the 19th century.
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Exhibition: Raoul Dufy, the Roaring Twenties
Where: Musée des Beaux-Arts, 29000 Quimper, Brittany
When: 29th November 2019 until 4 May, 2020
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was one of the post-impressionism giants of the 20th century. Dufy was not only a painter but also a designer, ceramist, creator of textiles and a decorator.
Dufy never painted a sad picture but rather depicted thejovial and optimistic aspects of the 20th century . Dufy’s paintings portray all the things that he loved. He captured the sea, boating, beach-going, and all other maritime leisure activities. Dufy also depicted the sunny Riviera, casinos, horse-racing, parades and concerts.
In this exhibition you will be able to see around three hundred Raoul Dufy artworks all on loan from a private collection. For more information, press here.