Chagall, Matisse, Miró. Made in Paris
For 130 years, Paris has been a centre for the production of original graphic works of art. As early as the late 19th century, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec or Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen created prints and original lithographic posters here, which were enthusiastically received and passionately collected by their contemporaries. Following on from this, Paris rapidly developed into a leading place for the production and distribution of prints in the 20th century.
Based on the collection of Museum Folkwang, Made in Paris presents outstanding original graphic artists' books and portfolio works from the early 20th century to the present, including Jazz by Henri Matisse, La Tauromaquia by Pablo Picasso, A toute épreuve by Joan Miró or Daphnis et Chloé by Marc Chagall. The exhibition is supplemented by loans from public and private collections. Prints and posters from the late 19th century evoke the beginning of the graphic arts boom in Paris. Selected paintings illustrate the connections between the genres in terms of content and style. The fact that the Parisian print tradition continues to this day is shown by selected works from recent years, including those by Jim Dine and David Lynch.
Among others the exhibition includes work by Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Robert Delaunay, Jim Dine, Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, David Lynch, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Museum Folkwang, Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen
Opening hours: Tue/Wed 10:00–18:00, Thu/Fri 10:00– 20:00, Sat/Sun 10:00–18:00
Tickets: 10 Euro, reduced 6 Euro