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JR: Chronicles

Fri 4 Jun - Sun 3 Oct

Saatchi Gallery

The largest solo museum exhibition to date of the internationally recognised French artist JR features some of his most iconic projects from the past 15 years. Presented by Saatchi Gallery, JR: Chronicles is organised by the Brooklyn Museum and supported by Art Explora.
Image: JR at the Louvre Museum, The Secret of the Great Pyramid, 31 March 2019, 12H01 © Pyramid, architect I. M. Pei, Louvre Museum, Paris, France, 2019 © JR-ART.NET

Visual Arts

The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin

Thu 8 Jul - Sun 21 Nov

Tate Modern

This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in Rodin's work. Although he is best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, he himself worked as a modeller, who captured movement, light and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster. Picture: Christian Baraja/Studio SLB/collections du Musée Rodin, Paris

Visual Arts

Philip Mansel: Louis XIV, England and Europe

Wed 22 Sept

Chelsea History Festival

In his biography King of the World, historian Philip Mansel sees Louis XIV as global and European as well as French, and leaves readers to decide whether he made France stronger or weaker. Join Philip Mansel as he explores the incredible life of the Sun King.

Talks

Showcasing Art History – Napoleon Bonaparte and the Visual Arts

Tue 5 Oct - Tue 7 Dec

The Courtauld Online

Exploring the significant and manifold impact of the Napoleonic regime on the visual arts, a panel of international experts mark the bicentenary of Napoleon's death with 10 weekly recorded lectures, followed by Zoom discussions.

Talks

France and Germany: The Other Special Relationship

Sun 10 Oct

Cheltenham Literature Festival

12.15pm-1.15pm

Post-Brexit and in the wake of the German elections, join Roger Boyes (The Times, Diplomatic Editor) for a talk with Sophie Pedder (Révolution Française) and John Kampfer (author of Why the Germans Do It Better?) at the Cheltenham literature festival. This insightful event will explore the diplomatic relationship between France and Germany, two countries linked historically and considered the backbone of the European Union.

photo: © Kremlin.ru, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Talks

Barbara Pravi – Voilà

Tue 1 Mar

Cadogan Hall

Compared to the likes of Edith Piaf or Jacques Brel, Barbara Pravi has burst onto the scene as the new star of French chanson since she came second in this year's Eurovision Song Contest with her entry Voilà, an oasis of stillness, passion and tranquility in the Eurovision madness.

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