In this edition of Carousel des Arts we attend an exhibition in Paris that shows the creative crisis experienced by the painter Henri Matisse in the 1930s. In addition, we tell you about a play that brings us closer to the harsh separation of a couple. Also coming to France is ‘Un varón’, a Colombian film that talks about the codes of masculinity. And in our musical chronicle, we visit a mythical nightclub in the French capital, ‘Les Bains’, which has been a springboard for various artists.
A sixty-year-old Henri Matisse, at the height of his glory, but doubting himself and his art. This is what the ‘Matisse’ exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris highlights. The show brings together a collection of works from French and American museums.
The exhibition begins with a painting painted during the crisis, a period that lasted 10 years, in which Matisse tirelessly sought to give new impetus to his painting.
“It is a very beautiful portrait of a woman, but where Matisse’s anguish can be noticed; it’s almost a combat against paint. And we end up with a completely different canvas, ‘the romanian blouse‘ from 1940: a woman in a beautiful white blouse, very stylized, a balanced and serene composition. Matisse reinvents himself, he understands that his painting is a mental act and he shows it, ”the exhibition’s curator, Cécile Debray, told RFI.
What remains when love disappears?
A contemporary play recounts a love break, where everything is destruction and music. It begins with the noisy separation of a couple who are torn apart by shouting and complaints. She wants poetry and he wants magic in her life.
While they are fighting, the apartment where they live collapses, while a soprano and five musicians accompany the action. That’s crazy story ‘no drum‘by French director Samuel Achache, currently on tour in France.
A tape about toxic masculinity
The Colombian film ‘Un varón’ arrives in French cinemas, a feature film presented in the ‘Directors’ Fortnight’ at the Cannes Film Festival and which tells the story of Carlos, a teenager who lives away from his family in a boarding school Bogotá, the capital of the Latin American country, and that he must learn the stereotypes of being “a macho”.
But in private he is a sensitive being, who discovers his fears and other ways of being a man. ‘Un varón’ is the first film by Colombian Fabián Hernández.
‘Les Bains’, nightclub and festival underground Parisian
Our musical chronicle stops in a mythical space of the Parisian music scene. The Festival ‘Les Bains’ takes place in an exclusive hotel in the city, known for its innovative and audacious programming.
In its 134 years of existence, the point has welcomed countless French and international artists and catapulted emerging musicians.
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