The Otto Freundlich exhibition at Paris Musée de Montmartre reopens

Published by Elodie D., Tiana R. · Photos by Tiana R. · Updated on 26 October 2020 at 13h16 · Published on 27 May 2020 at 21h22
You thought you knew everything about Otto Freundlich? Not at all. The monographic “La revelation de l’abstraction” exhibition running from February 28 to September 6, 2020 at Paris Musée de Montmartre returns to the life and works of the modern and abstract art forerunner. The exhibition reopens on May 30, 2020.

After a wonderful opening back in February 2020, the Otto Freundlich exhibition at the Musée de Montmartre is back from May 30, 2020 with new safety measures. The loveliest (and hidden) museum in Paris devotes a complete exhibition to the German painter and sculptor also knows as the pioneer of non-figurative art.

About 80 works gathered for this first kind of exhibition in a Parisian museum since 1969. Sculptures, paintings, stained-glass windows, mosaics, graphic works. As well as a selection of written documents and letters from artist friends… Major testimonies of the painter’s daily life.

Moved by deep humanism, he sought after spirituality in his painting, through the fusion of color and shape (lines, half-ogives) creating a sort of cyclone that would give birth to a better world.

His life – as much as his aesthetical reflection – gave birth to a work of a moral and political dimension that will help spread abstraction.

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To go further, the exhibition will also take over the Sacré Coeur where will be displayed two of his stained-glass windows. This is also the occasion to release a catalog increasing visitors’ knowledge about Otto Freundlich with essays written by distinguished curators, art historians and specialists of his time.

Otto Freundlich, the revelation abstraction at the Musée de Montmartre, an exclusive and never-seen-before exhibition. The perfect opportunity for art lovers to discover and rediscover the work – mostly destroyed – of a brilliant and uncommon artist.

This will also be the occasion to roam around the highest museum in Paris. Bucolic gardens, café Renoir, studios, exclusive views on the Montmartre vineyard and calm, this hidden museum is a gem it would be such a shame to miss.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 30 May 2020 to 6 September 2020



    12, rue Cortot
    75018 Paris 18

    Métro Lamarck-Caulaincourt

    à partir de: €13

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