"Joie de Vivre" at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille

From September 26, 2015 to January 17, 2016
  • Palais des Beaux Arts

    Palais des Beaux Arts

    © OTCL Lille / maxime dufour photographies

  • Palais des Beaux-Arts

    Palais des Beaux-Arts

    © Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille

  • Nikolaï KOUSNETZOV Jour de fête 1879 Oil on canvas, 55 x 98cm Moscow, State Tretyakov Gallery

    Nikolaï KOUSNETZOV Jour de fête 1879 Oil on canvas, 55 x 98cm Moscow, State Tretyakov Gallery

    © Galerie nationale Tretiakov

  • Frantisek KUPKA (1871-1957) L’eau 1906-1909 Oil on canvas, 63 x 80 cm Paris, Centre Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art  / Centre de création industrielle. Stored at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy, 1998.

    Frantisek KUPKA (1871-1957) L’eau 1906-1909 Oil on canvas, 63 x 80 cm Paris, Centre Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art / Centre de création industrielle. Stored at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy, 1998.

    © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, dist. Rmn-Grand Palais / Droits réservés © Adagp, Paris 2015

"Joie de Vivre" at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille place de la république 59000 lille fr

A flagship exhibition for the next season of Lille3000.Renaissance, "Joie de Vivre" will cover all periods of time and all types of expression. It reminds us of all the artistic reasons we have to rejoice.

Art has always played an important role in the representation of happiness.

Hedonism, joy, sensuality, pleasures of mind and body, the history of art is full of artists who have, through paintings, drawings, and sculptures, shown what inspires joy of life.

For many artists, joy is created from dynamism, colour and intense happiness (Bruegel, Rubens, Fragonard, Watteau, Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Bourdelle, Frank Capra, Doisneau, Brassai, Koons...) 

Over 120 works divided into five sections will draw up a cheerful panorama of the good things in life.

In a time of economic and social difficulties, where doom and gloom prevails, this exhibition will certainly be beneficial as it reminds us all that we still have reasons to be happy.

"Nature is the invention of life. Art is the invention of joy ..." (André Derain, Notes).

 

Address

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
Place de la République
59000 Lille

Admission fees and rates

Exhibition only: 10 € / 8 € / 7 €* 
Exhibition and museum: 11 € / 9 € / 8 €* 
*Reduced tarifs from 4:30pm onwards.

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