The exceptional retrospective of the Grand Palais traces František Kupka’s journey, his beginnings marked by symbolism and his gradual evolution towards abstraction, of which he will be one of the pioneers. 300 paintings, drawings, engravings, books and documents bring life to the artist and reveal his committed and singular personality. The exhibition leads us to discover its artistic and intellectual path and plunges us into a universe rich in colors, shapes and movement.
The first French retrospective since the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris in 1989, this exhibition offers a complete panorama of the work of František Kupka, from his symbolist beginnings to the final geometric abstraction of the 1950s. A chronological journey and thematic punctuated by some 300 works (paintings, drawings, engravings, manuscripts, newspapers, illustrated books, photographs and films). What the museum says: “The exhibition focuses on the key moments of his creative period, the symbolist masterpieces and the first Parisian expressionist portraits, his passage to abstraction in 1912, the cycle of saturated organic paintings of colors, the final geometric abstraction while evoking episodes less known as the period called “machinist” in the late twenties. “
21 March 2018 to 30 July 2018
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10h to 20h. Wednesday from 10h to 22h. Weekly closing on Tuesdays Exceptional closure on Saturday, July 14th. Early closing at 6 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2018. As part of the museum night, the exhibition will be open and free from 20h on Saturday 19 May 2018 (entry until midnight – closing at 1am)
concessions : 10 €