Still life in all its glory… This is what the Louvre provides you with from October 12, 2022 to January 23, 2023 with the “Les Choses” exhibitions. The display focuses on the story of still life, from the Antiquity to the 20th century, but it mostly pays tribute to art historian Charles Sterling who curated a major exhibition on the matter in 1952 in Paris. it also aims at giving an updated view of the art historian “by including everything that renewed our perspectives, as much as in ancient and contemporary art history, as in literature, poetry, philosophy, archeology, botanic or ecology”.
The exhibition is also expected to open “windows onto other cultures that depicted things” and invite “contemporary artists who were inspired by their predecessors by changing our look on the past”. A pictural genre the museum is intending to reconsider “for our growing fondness for things as well as new relationships bound between the living and the non-living”.
The occasion to rediscover this pictural genre which works are galore in museums and dive into the heart of the life of a too-little known art historian who yet enabled still life to win their spurs again as praised to the skies by Cézanne, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Georges Braques or more recently Nicolas McLeod. Shall we visit the Louvre, then, friends?
Dates and Opening Time
From 12 October 2022 to 23 January 2023
Musée du Louvre
Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1
Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
Tarif sur place (en fonction de l'affluence): €15
Tarif en ligne: €17
Ouvert du mercredi au lundi de 9h à 18h