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De­gas and Valéry Musée d’or­say, Paris

The cen­te­nary of Edgar De­gas’s death is marked with an ex­hi­bi­tion show­ing works by the artist famed for his por­tray­als of dancers, along­side texts by the poet and writer Paul Valéry. The two men were friends for more than two decades, and Valéry used this as the ba­sis for his per­sonal 1937 es­say, De­gas, Danse, Dessin, after which the ex­hi­bi­tion is named. Items on dis­play in­clude De­gas’s draw­ings, paint­ings and sculp­tures, and the poet’s fa­mous note­books. From 28 Novem­ber to 25 Fe­bru­ary 2018. Tel: (Fr) 1 40 49 48 14 musee-or­say.fr

Jean-françois Mil­let Palais des BeauxArts de Lille

This ma­jor ret­ro­spec­tive is the first since 1975 to fo­cus on the 19th-cen­tury re­al­ist painter JeanFrançois Mil­let. His de­pic­tions of con­tem­po­rary ru­ral life, such as The Glean­ers, led to him be­ing con­sid­ered a mere ‘ pein­tre paysan’, but the CLOCK­WISE FROM ABOVE:

Jean-françois Mil­let’s The Glean­ers ( Des Gla­neuses); Bordeaux’s Musée des Beaux-arts; Après le bain, la femme s’es­suyant by Edgar De­gas

ex­hi­bi­tion aims to show that he was an im­por­tant source of in­spi­ra­tion for many fa­mous painters in­clud­ing Van Gogh, Pis­sarro, Seu­rat, Gau­guin and – in mod­ern times – the street artist Banksy. From 14 Oc­to­ber to 22 Jan­uary 2018. Tel: (Fr) 3 20 06 78 00 pba-lille.fr

Land­scapes Musée des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux

Land­scapes, one of the most pop­u­lar gen­res in art, fea­ture in an ex­hi­bi­tion us­ing works from the Bordeaux mu­seum’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. Span­ning the 17th to the 20th Cen­turies and arranged the­mat­i­cally, the scenes range from har­bour views and ships to storms and the four sea­sons. A sep­a­rate sec­tion is ded­i­cated to paint­ings by Dutch artists, who were among the first to treat land­scapes as sub­jects in their own right. Un­til 7 Jan­uary 2018. Tel: (Fr) 5 56 10 20 56 musba-bordeaux.fr

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