Painting, photography, sculpture, classical and contemporary art: the list of Parisian art exhibitions is brimming with outstanding options to choose from. Artalistic – one of the leading online art galleries – brings you a list of what we believe will be the top shows in 2023 that you truly shouldn’t miss.
Art exhibitions in Paris – 2023’s must-see shows!
Sayed Haider Raza
Centre Pompidou: Feb 15 – May 15, 2023
This is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to Sayed Haider Raza (1922-2016), an Indian artist and founding member of the Progressive Artists Group created in Mumbai in 1947. This will be an opportunity to delve into the most prolific creative period of his life, when he lived and worked in Paris. During this period, he developed a formal and conceptual body of work impregnated with a palpable and visible transcultural dynamic. This exhibition will be taking place at the beginning of 2023, offering viewers a chronological look at his life’s work through milestones that enable us to grasp the complexity of the modern Indian project from the 1950s to the 1990s and the issues defining the globalized space of contemporary creation.
Chagall: Paris - New York, The New Immersive Exhibition
Atelier des Lumières: Fev 17, 2023 – Jan 14, 2024
The Atelier des Lumières will be honoring the iconic, prolific and unclassifiable painter - Belarusian-born, naturalized French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) - with a spectacular and eagerly awaited immersive exhibition that presents pieces that follow his entire creative career. The show focuses on his ties to Paris and New York, central hubs of the modern art world where he created some of his most important work. This will be a unique opportunity to see this boundlessly creative artist’s work from another angle, taking you on a journey with the help of Atelier des Lumières’ unique digital immersion technologies!
Centre Pompidou: Mar 1 - Jun 12, 2023
Centre Pompidou pays tribute to the sculptor Germaine Richier (1909-1952) - the first female artist exhibited at the National Museum of Modern Art (1956). This retrospective showcases her original style and demonstrates the degree to which she occupied a central position in the history of 20th century art, notably through her work in bronze and her revitalization of the figure by forging new depictions of men, women and nature in the post-war period.
Matisse. Cahiers d’art: the pivotal 1930’s
Musée de l’Orangerie: Mar 1 - May 29, 2023
This exhibition places some of Henri Matisse’s (1869-1954) rarely exhibited works under the spotlight. It brings together drawings, prints, photographs, engravings, archives, excerpts from films and various publications from this master of Fauvism’s collection.
Giovanni Bellini: Influences Croisées
Musée Jacquemart-André: Mar 3 - July 17, 2023
The 2023 exhibition in Paris dedicated to the Italian artist Giovanni Bellini will certainly be one of the best classical art shows of the year. It will plunge visitors into the Renaissance era with a deep dive into his work. On the bill: a magnificent selection of paintings by this great master who worked during the second half of the 15th century. Approximately fifty pieces will be gathered from public and private European collections. The pieces selected from this great master and father of the Venetian School’s work highlight his constantly evolving and original artistic style.
Musée Marmottan Monet: March 8 - June 18, 2023
This spring, the Musée Marmottan Monet will bring together nearly one hundred works that will allow the public to (re)discover one of the first post-modern movements based on the questioning of abstraction and the return to the figure. This movement started in Paris in the 1920s and spread to the American, English and Italian art scenes, creating links between Picasso, surrealism, 20th century figurative art and the living arts. A rare opportunity to admire pieces by Christian Bérard (1902-1949), Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957), Eugène (1899-1972), Léonide Berman (1898-1976) and Kristians Tonny (1907-1977).
Musée du Luxembourg: March 15 - July 16, 2023
An unprecedented exhibition dedicated to Léon Monet (1836-1917), the brother of Claude Monet (1840-1926), will open this spring at the Musée du Luxembourg. Despite being lesser known than his brother, Léon played a key role in his brother’s career. Léon Monet was a color chemist, industrialist and collector. This exhibition taking place in Paris brings together around one hundred works, among them paintings and drawings by his contemporaries, including: Claude Monet, Sisley, Pissarro and Renoir, as well as books of color, fabric swatches, Japanese prints, archive documents and much more.
Musée d’Orsay: March 18 – July 23, 2023
This Parisian exhibition brings together two great masters of painting. Key figures from the 1860s – 80s, Édouard Manet (1832-1883) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917) came from dissimilar backgrounds and diverged in terms of exhibitions and careers. This exhibition presents these striking contrasts, while showcasing the friendship that budded between the two artists. It also highlights unforeseen aspects of pictorial modernity and the post-impressionist period.
Elliott Erwitt: A Retrospective
Musée Maillol: March 23 – Aug 15, 2023
Elliott Erwitt is a French-born American photographer who was born in Paris in 1928. He is renowned for his street photography and portraits of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle, Che Guevara, etc. This exhibition, organized by Musée Maillol, will feature superb black and white and color photographs touching upon various themes that were created from 1949 to the 2000s.
One of 2023’s most awaited exhibitions in Paris: Basquiat x Warhol. Painting 4 Hands
Fondation Louis Vuitton: April 5 - August 28, 2023
We are rounding up our list of 2023’s top art exhibitions in Paris with the exhibition organized by the Fondation Louis Vuitton on Basquiat and Warhol. In 2018, the Fondation held an exhibition dedicated to the American artist and neo-expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). Basquiat x Warhol. Painting 4 Hands will feature a body of work created by Basquiat and Andy Warhol (1928-1987). These two great figures in the history of contemporary art collaborated on approximately 160 paintings during the mid-1980s. Individual works by each artist will also be on display.
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We hope you have enjoyed our selection of must-see 2023 Parisian art exhibitions. If you plan on visiting Paris, you have plenty of superb shows to choose from! In the meantime, feel free to browse Artalistic’s virtual galleries, featuring work from well-established and emerging artists in a wide array of media - painting, photography, sculpture, drawing and limited-edition prints. Thank you for following our blog and see you soon for the latest news from the art world, brought to you by Artalistic!