Art in Paris

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What are the major, and small, exhibitions that should not be missed in Paris in the coming year? With cheap travel to Paris all year round, you can plan your visit to suit the exhibits you won't like to Miss. Here is a selection of what Paris has to offer throughout the year.

Paris has much more to offer than the art Mona Lisa, Although she obviously is well worth a visit when you visit Paris classic and the huge art museum Le Louvre. The Louvre is one of the most visited museums in the world and it's no wonder. Besides the impressive permanent exhibition of the museum over 35 000 paintings, sculptures and objects, for example, the two-meter-high white marble statue Venus of Milo, This is also temporary exhibitions throughout the year. In the spring there is an exhibition of works by the German sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, best known for his comic, and sometimes grotesque, the main sculptures. Until July appears to also have an exhibition of Rembrandt's work with Christ and Emmauslärjungarna motives.

Until March focuses the Centre Pompidou on the De Stijl movement with works by its front man Piet Mondrian. From september onwards is also displayed an exhibition of selected works by the great Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

For the fourth consecutive year is the exhibition Monumenta 2011 held at La Nef du Grand Palais with the British sculptor Anish Kapoor at the reins. Anish Kapoor is perhaps best known for his large sculptures and installations that often takes its shape from nature and is spectacular with the Kapoors use of strong colours and colour pigments. In the stunning environment with the enormous glass Windows at La Nef taken his imagination and creation once again to a head.

At the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais is also displayed an exclusive exhibition of works by some of the greatest artists of all time, including Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse. The exhibition is based on Gertrude Stein's collection that laid the Foundation for the success of modern art, the family was among the first who invested in these artists ' works.

Jeu de Paume offers during the summer at a photo exhibition with Mofokeng South African documentary photographer Santo, depicting the climate after apartheid on a political and poetic way. During the autumn show Abbaye de Maubuisson a colorful exhibition of the new thinking explores some of Emmanuelle Villard as today's big issues, that intimacy and the role of women in our time, in his abstract works.

A slightly different exhibition will be shown at Fondation Cartier until March: Moebius. Behind the pseudonym hiding Jean Giraud, that is one of France's most celebrated cartoonist and screenwriter. He has worked on such films as Ridley Scott's Alien and James Cameron's the abyss (original title: The Abyss), but broke through with the cartoon the old West series Blueberry. The theme of the exhibition is the metamorphosis, something that pervades most of Albert Giraud's cycle work.

In the exciting but somewhat more stomach strong exhibition named it taboo substance cannibales explored Tous cannibalism in both historical and contemporary art. A clearly odd exhibition, shown at La Maison Rouge until mid-May.

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