This week, I got the official dates for my summer job in Paris. The plan is to arrive a few days before the set-up week starts so I can get over the weight of jetlag and to visit the south of France for a week once it’s over. This will give me time to take in a few museum exhibitions because once the program starts, days pass more rapidly than the high-speed train I’ll take down south.
First up is Au-delà des étoiles: le paysage mystique de Monet à Kandinsky (owe du-lah days ay-twahl) at the musée d’Orsay. In English, the title is “Beyond the Stars. The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky”. The show is already open and if you’ll be in Paris, you catch it until June 25, 2017. It features works by Symbolist artists who opted for mystery over science in their depictions of landscapes.
Many of the paintings in the exhibit come from my prior “landscape” of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. It brings together works of famous European painters such as Gauguin and Van Gogh as well as some lesser-known artists (from a European perspective) such as American Georgia O’Keeffe and Canadian Emily Carr. The images in the press releases are really beautiful, so I’m very much looking forward to checking it out.