A Vision for Painting at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
A new exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton is always an event. In fact, this newest of the contemporary art museums in Paris continues to amaze, surprise and impress with its exhibitions featuring works drawn from the Fondation's own collections or borrowed from major museums and private collections around the world.
A Vision for Painting; a continually evolving art form
For this new exhibition, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has chosen a new selection of 70 works from its own collections to offer a wide-ranging reflection, not on a particular artist or theme, but on the form of visual art called painting. Although this artistic discipline is often thought of in connection with older artistic movements, the nearly two-dozen artists from the 1960s to the present day showcased here demonstrate beyond a doubt that the medium continues to inspire endless creativity.
A visionary journey
With rooms devoted to artists like Ettore Spalletti, Joan Mitchell, Jesús Rafael Soto, Alex Katz and Yayoi Kusama, as well as some thematically arranged areas, the exhibition conveys all the richness and diversity of painting. Abstraction, colours and space each reveal their complexity and the way that painting continues to reinvent itself. The exhibition also presents an opportunity to admire the amazing contemporary architecture of the Fondation Louis Vuitton building, an amazing concrete and glass masterpiece in the heart of the Bois du Boulogne.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton is increasingly becoming the essential place for contemporary art in Paris. This exhibition, which your Hotel Doisy Étoile strongly recommends, is astonishing both for the originality of the presentation and the quality of the works on view. Enjoy the refreshing and relaxing experience it offers amidst the Parisian summer warmth.
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