Vanities from Caravaggio to Damien Hirst

Vanities - Art Exhibition Paris

Date: 3 February - 28 June

Location: Musée Maillol

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The concept of vanities or the transitory nature of life has always served as inspiration for painting, sculpture, photographs, jewelry, videos, engravings and objects.

This unusual Paris art exhibition traces vanities in art through the years by presenting an eclectic mix of 160 objects

The exhibition opens with contemporary examples by artists such as Jan Fabre, Cindy Sherman, Yan Pei Ming and Annette Messager, among others, and the theme is then explored in reverse chronological order, covering more than two thousand years of history.

Highlights include: two paintings of St Francis, one by Caravaggio and the other by Zurbaran; Cezanne's still-life Nature Morte, Crane et Chandelier, 1866-67; and Warhol's Skull, 1976. The exhibition ends with an extensive display of vanities-themed jewels on loan from international collections, including a rare opportunity to view pieces from the world famous Codognato collection. This luxury Venetian jewelry house who has produced pieces for artists such as Manet and Warhol for more than 120 years.

Venue Information

Date: 3 February - 28 June

Address: Musée Maillol, 59-61, rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris

Tickets: Adults 11 / Reduced 9 / Under 11s free

Times: Every day except Tuesdays from 10:30am to 7:00 p.m
Friday open until 9:30pm

Metro Line 12 to Rue du Bac
Bus 63,68,69, 83,84,95

website: Art Nouveau Revival

Eiffel Tower photo by Simon Howden
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