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September Culture Picks

Now that you’re back from vacation and summer is coming to an end, why not chase away the rentrée blues by visiting a Parisian museum? These current exhibitions are to make you glad to be back in the City of Light. After getting inspired by one of the exhibitions below, delve deeper with some of the related books in our collection, currently on display in the Members’ Lounge.

David Hockney

Centre Pompidou

21 June 2017—23 October 2017

In collaboration with London’s Tate Britain and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou presents the most complete retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of David Hockney. The exhibition coincides with the artist’s 80th birthday. With more than one hundred and sixty paintings, photographs, engravings, video installations, drawings, and other works—including some of Hockneys most well-known, such as his swimming pools, his double portraits, and his monumental landscapes—the exhibition presents the full progression of David Hockney’s artistic career up to his most recent work.

That's the way I see itDavid Hockney: espace/paysageDavid Hockney: the biography

Portraits by Cézanne

Musée d’Orsay

13 June 2017—24 September 2017

Cézanne is widely understood to be one of the most influential artists of the nineteenth century. Generally categorised as a Post-Impressionist, his unique method of building form with colour, and his analytical approach to nature influenced the art of Cubists, Fauvists, and successive generations of avant-garde artists. Both Matisse and Picasso called Cézanne ‘the father of us all.’ Studying his portraits, we are certainly dealing with the most personal, and therefore most human, aspect of Cézanne’s art.

Cézanne: the first modern painterThe self-portrait: a cultural historyCézanne: a life

Christian Dior: couturier du rêve

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

5 July 2017—7 January 2018

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Monsieur Dior: once upon a timeGirl in DiorChristian Dior: the man who made the world look new

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