Two Amazing Museum Visits

Two Amazing Museum Visits

Subodh Gupta at the Monnaie de Paris

Discover the first retrospective of Indian contemporary art star Subodh Gupta at the Monnaie de Paris (the Paris Mint). This exciting exhibition is your chance to see some of Gupta's amazing metal sculptures made from pots pans and kitchen utensils. His "Very Hungry God", a huge silver skull, has become one of contemporary art's most famous pieces. A paradoxical interpretation of prosperity and death, it was bought by François Pinault who installed it in front of his Venetian foundation at Palazzo Grassi.

Subodh Gupta surprises visitors to this thrilling exhibition from the start. As you enter the main courtyard, you'll see "People Tree", a monumental banyan with gigantic roots and steel leaves. Everywhere you look, you'll see everyday kitchen items transformed into works of art. These breath-taking sculptures evoke the kitchen as the heart of the house, a place for meals and sharing and a place filled with inspiration and creativity.

The Monnaie de Paris: 11 Quai de Conti Paris 6th to 26th August Rive Gauche - 30 minutes from the Petit Madeleine Hotel

 

Monet and the New York Abstract School at the

Orangerie Museum, Jardin des Tuileries

Nature has always inspired painters and "The Water Lilies. American Abstract Painting and the last Monet" exhibition at the Orangerie Museum explores the links between the naturalism of early impressionism and the New York school of abstract art. A monumental work entitled "Sistine Impressionism" from the Nymphéas cycle inspired many American talents. This new exhibition, featuring 91 metres of Monet's Water Lilies is the perfect foil for works by Pollock and Rothko that are rarely shown in France.

And, to prolong the visual delight that is the blue waves of the Nymphéas, the Petit Madeleine offers you  room N ° 31! Grow your Imaginary Garden with us!

The Orangerie Museum, Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde until August 20th Right Bank -  20 minutes walk from the Petit Madeleine Hotel

 

Photo Credit : Jean-Pierre Dalbéra