A ten-minute walk from the Hotel Le Burgundy, across the majestic Jardin des Tuileries, is the Musée de l'Orangerie, a museum entirely devoted to 20th century art, and more particularly to Manet and his Water Lilies, Cézanne, Soutine, and Matisse. The gallery's latest temporary exhibition is dedicated to the latter, with a specific focus on a pivotal period in his work: the 1930s. It’s a fascinating look into an inspiring period when the artist was emerging from a creative slump.


The work of the artist through the Cahiers d'Art

The aim of this exhibition, entitled Matisse. Cahiers d'Art, the Pivotal 1930s, is not only to demonstrate the changes in the colours and compositions the artist used in his works, heavily influenced by a trip to Polynesia, but also to follow the scope of these changes through an essential artistic and literary journal of the time: the Cahiers d'Art. This approach also makes it possible to perceive the impetus brought by the artist’s competition with Picasso and the other great names of the artistic scene of the time such as Léger, Kandinsky, Mondrian and Duchamp.


Works very rarely seen in France

Drawing from the collections of the Musée de l’Orangerie, this exhibition also called on the archives of the Cahiers d’Art. You will thus find engravings, sculptures, films and photographs from the period that invite you to immerse yourself completely in this decade. Among the must-sees are The Lying Nude (from Baltimore), Woman with a Veil (from New York) and Le Chant (from Houston). A unique opportunity to admire them all in Paris!

The Musée de l'Orangerie is a gem less popular than the Musée d'Orsay but one that is incredibly rich in 20th century art. Until May 29th, 2023, the exhibition Matisse. Cahiers d'Art, the Pivotal 1930s presents a wonderful opportunity to discover it.The Burgundy concierges will be happy to advise you during your stay with us.


The Musée de l'Orangerie

Photo: Atlantis

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