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Les Choses

A Story of Still Life

Conceived by Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, art historian, “Les Choses” is an author’s exhibition offering a new vision of a genre long considered minor and whose title in French is not without question: the still life.

The representation of things, of which we find testimonies from prehistoric times, allows a wonderful dive into history. The artists were, in fact, the first to take things seriously. They recognized their presence, made them alive and interesting by exalting their form, their meaning, their power, their charm. They have grasped their ability to make us imagine, believe, doubt, dream, act.

L’exposition revisite le genre de la nature morte, dans la perspective de cet éternel dialogue entre les artistes du passé et ceux du présent. À la faveur de l’attachement que nous leur portons, c’est aussi notre relation avec les biens matériels qui est racontée. Des haches préhistoriques au ready-made de Duchamp en passant par Chardin et Manet, toute l’histoire de l’art est revisitée.

October 12, 2022 – January 23, 2023

MUSEE du LOUVRE