The exhibition Joie de Vivre being held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille until mid-January plunges us into a world of colorful and soothing cheerfulness through a wide selection of works presented in a expography inviting to relish.

Since ancient to contemporary art and the curators of the exhibition invite us to experience different forms of joy through this exhibition that provides a complete overview of the pleasures of life. The 5 sections, which are an ode to joy, confront 120 through selected works of painters, sculptors and artists from remote epochs whose fame is undeniable. We meet Rodin, Fragonnard, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Veronese, Murakami or Claude Monet. These artists resonate the halls of the Palais des Beaux Arts in a colorful glow of joy, the exaltation of the body, rejoicing smiles and flamboyant palette.


"Wherever there is joy, there is creation: the richer the creation, the deeper the joy." Henri Bergson, Spiritual Energy

Constance Guisset, author of the design of the exhibition, has sought to give a colorful signature in each of the areas degraded by diffuse from the ground, and to guide the visitor in his career. The titles of the rooms made of neon and arbors at the intersections of different sections recall the idea of ​​the festival and the simple happiness. Windmills of seats created by the designer for relaxation in this environment conducive to relish.

For its scientific quality, its efforts in cultural mediation and openness to a broad audience, the exhibition has been awarded the "exhibition of national interest", awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication confirming the relevance this remarkable project.

Exhibition "Joie de Vivre", Palace of Fine Arts in Lille, 18 bis Rue de Valmy, 59800 Lille. Until January 17 2016.

Photographs Photo © Guisset and ADAGP

Visit the exhibition website Joie de Vivre and that of Constance Guisset 



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