Atelier des Lumières 2022: Dazzling Shows on Cézanne and Kandinsky

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Atelier des Lumières 2022: Dazzling Shows on Cézanne and Kandinsky
I remember how dazzled I was after I saw the first Atelier des Lumières exhibition on Gustav Klimt in 2018. The excitement of the experience with gorgeous images of Klimt’s master works continuously splashed on the walls, on the floor, and the ceiling along with a soundtrack of Strauss, Wagner, Chopin, Puccini, Mahler, Beethoven and Philip Glass was palpitating. Cézanne at the Atelier des Lumières. © Richard Nahem Atelier des Lumières in Paris has been a smashing success with over 600,000 people annually attending and in the following years exhibitions have included artists Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Marc Chagall, Auguste Renoir, Yves Klein, and Antoni Gaudí. Cézanne at the Atelier des Lumières. © Richard Nahem For the 2022 edition, Atelier des Lumières is presenting “Cézanne, the Lights of Provence,” for the long program (30 minutes), and “Kandinsky, The Odyssey of Abstraction,” for the short program (10 minutes). Cézanne at the Atelier des Lumières. © Richard Nahem “Cézanne, the Lights of Provence” take us on a journey through Cézanne’s fascination of Provence with paintings of the beautiful landscapes of parks, gardens, and forests; portraits of local townspeople workers; and the iconic still lifes of fruit. Kandinsky at the Atelier des Lumières © Richard Nahem At the opposite end of the art spectrum from the romantic works of Cézanne is Klimt, with his sharp geometric shapes in brilliant colors. The show starts with the artist’s early figurative paintings and Russian folklore, then graduates to the bold, abstract forms he became known for.
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Lead photo credit : Cézanne at the Atelier des Lumières. © Richard Nahem

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Richard Nahem is the creator of the popular blog www.eyepreferparis.com, with three weekly posts about art, history, fashion, food, shopping, architecture and restaurant reviews. He also writes about Paris and European travel and his articles and photos have appeared in The Guardian, Romantic Paris, Passport Magazine, Travel Agent Central, Luxury Travel Advisor and Bonjour Paris. He recently edited the National Geographic "Walking Tours of Paris" Guidebook. Richard also leads private insider tours of Paris, www.eyepreferparistours.com, showing clients the Paris they never usually see on their own. With over 440 five star reviews on Tripadvisor, his specialty tours include Le Marais, Saint Germain des Pres, Chocolate and Pastry Tours, Flea Market Tours, Gourmet Food Tours, and Cooking Classes.