"Joie de Vivre" at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille
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).
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
Place de la République
Admission fees and rates
Exhibition only: 10 € / 8 € / 7 €*
Exhibition and museum: 11 € / 9 € / 8 €*
*Reduced tarifs from 4:30pm onwards.