Today I went to see the exhibition dedicated to František Kupka (1871-1957), at Grand Palais museum and I really enjoyed it.
This exhibition covers the artist’s entire career, from his early works characterized by symbolism to his final pieces in the 1950s. Thanks to the European journey of František Kupka, from his roots in his native Bohemia, via his studies in Vienna to avant-garde Paris, the exhibition is adopting a new approach to two major 19th and 20th century movements – symbolism and abstraction – of which Kupka was one of the main pioneers.
Combining a chronological and thematic approach, the exhibition brings together more than 300 works (mostly paintings and drawings but also etchings, manuscripts, newspapers, illustrated books and photographs), arranged in five sections: Finding his way, A new departure, Inventions and classifications, Reminiscences and reports, and Ultimate renewals.
There is so much to see and many paintings are breathtaking. If you have the chance to be in Paris, do go and see it.
My piece of advice: download the mobile application with 34 works commented. It makes the visit much more interesting, it's cheaper than taking an audioguide and you can listen to it again at home.
Until July 30th, 2018
Grand Palais, Galeries nationales
Entrance via Square Jean Perrin
Wednesday to Monday, 10am to 8pm (late opening on Wednesday, until 10pm)