Albert Marquet, Painter of Suspended Time
The French painter Albert Marquet spent much of his life travelling between the shores of the Mediterranean and the banks of the Seine, making landscape and water his favoured motifs. This unclassifiable artist experimented with the major art movements of his time, from post-Impressionism to Fauvism, while continuing to maintain his stylistic independence by developing his work away from the artistic debates then taking place. Now a new exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris features more than a hundred works, some being shown in France for the first time, which offer a fresh look at the creativity of this often overlooked artist. Painter of Suspended Time highlights Marquet’s constant search for modernity, from his early work in Paris and Arcueil alongside Matisse, to his obsession with landscapes. This is a fascinating tribute to a great master of landscape painting and his astounding feel for colour. JR.
Albert Marquet, Painter of Suspended Time,
Until August 21st, 2016, at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16th arrondissement
Just 25 minutes from the Hotel Fabric
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, late opening Thursday until 22:00
Photo credit: Affiches à Trouville 1906, Albert Marquet (1875-1947). Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 81.3 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr & Mrs John Hay Whitney - ADAGP, Paris 2016. Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.