January can sometimes feel like a quiet month devoid of activity once Christmas and New Year are over and we head back to work. But, this doesn’t have to be the case. We can spend our days off and weekends enjoying some art at Paris’ best gallery. Here are 5 of the best exhibitions in Paris this January.
First up, we have an exhibition that is sure to be on many art lovers’ “must-see” lists for 2020. The Louvre has curated an impressive show all about the ideas and works of Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci is an interesting figure that extends past the art world and excites historians, engineers and more. That is why it is no surprise that this is a popular, ticketed show. Book while you can as there is only one month left until the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition ends.
2- Degas at the Opera
The appeal of Degas is perhaps a little more narrow but there is no doubt that he too was a leading figure in French art and culture. The new show at the Musée d’Orsay explores this perfectly with a show called Degas at the Opera. It blends a showcase of some of his best work with a theme of French performing arts. You only have a week left to catch this show as it closes on the 19th of January.
Another artist that rarely goes out of fashion with art lovers of all ages is Picasso. As a more contemporary master, his work speaks to us in a different way and remains highly influential. The Magic Paintings exhibition at the Musee Picasso Paris looks at figure paintings and the theme of psychology in Surrealism. This show continues until February 23rd.
4- The Sound of Charlie Chaplin
Next is something for those that are more interested in 20th-century culture and art form in a wider sense. The Paris Philharmonie has an interesting interactive exhibition for all the family that focuses on Charlie Chaplin. Although he was famous for being a silent star, it is amazing what we can hear if we listen a little closer. The Charlie Chaplin exhibition continues until the 26th of January.
5- Italian masterpieces from the Alana Collection
Finally, there is the exhibition on Italian masterpieces from the Alana Collection. It is always fascinating to see how famous collectors amassed works they loved and how this would then evolve into something so iconic. They could have never known that we would go to see their collection at the Paris Musee Jacquemart Andre all these years later. The collection remains on show until January 20th.