During the last few months, the world health situation being what we know and the very complicated travel arrangements, we have of course only been able to visit a few rare exhibitions, many galleries and most museums being either closed or with very restricted access.
We hope that the situation will gradually improve and that, in a few months, we will be able to revive our passion!
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From December 5, 2020 to April 25, 2021. « To the darkest of the finest deserted garden »
postponed from January 7, 2021 to June 15, 2021.
To the darkest of the finest deserted garden. The forever moving life of Christine Boumeester was ponctuated by exile, retreats and a personal Odyssey, flavoured with the Orient where she was born when Europe occupied the world, engraved with adventures directed by her great life story and their meeting with ow legendary and sacred monsters. Nourished by a long-lasting love affair with a whimsical and demonstrative painter, Henri Goetz, with whom she formed a pardoxical couple - the silences of one, the outbursts of the other - and their undoubted inseparability, her existence was punctuated by secret and fascinating writings, guided by a personal longing for freedom which portended the aspirations of a generation who wished to be freed from restraint. Her life could be considered one of the most romatic of any artist of the 20th century.
French painter of Dutch origin, wife of Henri Goetz, muse of Francis Picabia and friend of Picasso and Hartung, Christine Boumeester frequented the surrealists before plunging into abstraction. To escape the Gestapo, she took refuge in Cannes during part of the Second World War. Beyond her own work and the extraordinary character of her life, this exhibition addresses her relationship with Picabia.
A very nice exhibition, which unfortunately received very few visitors because of the health situation.