"Marie Laurencin" at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris

From February 21, 2013 to June 30, 2013
  • Marie Laurencin, Danseuses, vers 1939

    Marie Laurencin, Danseuses, vers 1939

    © Adagp, Paris 2012

"Marie Laurencin" at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris 2 rue Louis-Boilly 75016 Paris fr

The Musée Marmottan Monet presents a vibrant tribute to Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), one of the most famous women painters of the 20th century.

The exhibition is the first retrospective of Laurencin’s work to be held in France, re-establishing this most beguiling of artists in her rightful place as one of the foremost European painters of the first half of the 20th century. Over fifty years after her death, and marking the 130th anniversary of her birth, the exhibition celebrates a significant revival of interest in Laurencin’s work, reasserting her prominence (too long
overlooked) among the front rank of Parisian artists. “She, at least,” observed Matisse, “is no mere Fauvette.”

The exhibition at the Musée Marmottan Monet presents some ninety paintings by Marie Laurencin, mostly from the collection of Japanese art-lover Masahiro Takano and his son Hirohisa Takano-Yoshizawa, housed at the Musée Marie Laurencin, near Tokyo. The Japanese art world – with its distinctive sensibility and renowned love of French culture – was one of the first to appreciate the subtleties of Laurencin’s work in the years following her death. Masahiro Takano and his son have assembled a remarkable collection of some of Laurencin’s most accomplished works, tracing the subtle evolution in her handling and palette over a career spanning some fifty years.

Works from French museums and collectors complete this survey of one of the most iconic, seductive geniuses of 20th century French painting.

Opening times

  • Open from Tuesday to Sunday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Late-night opening on Thursday until 8 p.m.

Admission fees and rates

  • Standard: 10 €
  • Concessions: 5 €
  • Free for children under 7

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