Discovering Art: Autumn 2023’s Grand Exhibitions

Louvre Museum, Paris, France

This autumn, art enthusiasts are in for a treat. From the striking strokes of Picasso to the poignant pieces of Edvard Munch, immerse yourself in the artistic fervor of 2023. Here’s your ultimate guide for this autumns grand exhibitions.

Dive into Berlin’s Magic

Edvard Munch – Magic of the North, Berlinische Galerie (Berlin, Germany) Edvard Munch, renowned for “The Scream”, showcased his modern artistic brilliance especially in Berlin. The Berlinische Galerie’s upcoming showcase dives into Munch’s deep ties with the city, with nearly 60 exhibitions between 1892 and 1933. View 80 of Munch’s works alongside talents like Walter Leistikow. Exhibit starts 15 September 2023 and wraps up on 22 January 2024.

Edvard Munch, Trees by the Beach (The Linde Frieze), 1904
Edvard Munch, Trees by the Beach (The Linde Frieze), 1904

Vienna’s Intricate Web

Louise Bourgeois – Persistent Antagonism, Belvedere Palace (Vienna, Austria) Louise Bourgeois’ surrealist paintings from the 1940s take the spotlight, converging with her iconic sculptures and installations. While the giant bronze spiders remain popular, her unique oil paintings from 1938 to 1949 defined her artistry. Exhibit begins on 22 September 2023 and ends on 28 January 2024.

Louise Bourgeois, ROOF SONG, 1947

Photo: Eeva Inkeri, © The Easton Foundation / Bildrecht, Vienna 2023
Louise Bourgeois, ROOF SONG, 1947
Photo: Eeva Inkeri, © The Easton Foundation / Bildrecht, Vienna 2023

Picasso’s Dual Dimensions

Picasso: The Sacred and the Profane, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain) Commemorating 50 years since Picasso‘s passing, this exhibition displays his audacious approach to classical and religious themes. Behold the juxtaposition of his art with works of El Greco and Rubens. Starting 4 October 2023, the exhibition concludes on 14 January 2024.

Timeless Conversations

El Greco / Tino Seghal, Centro Botín (Santander, Spain) Experience a dialogue between El Greco’s “The Adoration of the Shepherds” and Tino Sehgal’s “This youiiyou”. The exhibit explores generational care and connection, intertwining past and present narratives. Open from 7 October 2023 to 11 February 2024.

El Greco / Tino Sehgal

Evolution of Expression

Turning Heads: Bruegel, Rubens and Rembrandt, Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium) Discover the artistic journey of the “tronie” genre from the 15th to the 19th century. Featuring Rembrandt, Rubens, and Bruegel the Elder, this exhibit presents 76 masterpieces centered around this theme. The show starts on 20 October 2023 and closes on 21 January 2024.

Portrait of a Girl - Michael Sweerts, Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
Portrait of a Girl – Michael Sweerts, Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

Gillot’s Parisian Chronicles

Claude Gillot – Comedies, fables & arabesques, Louvre Museum (Paris, France) Claude Gillot’s captivating rococo drawings, inspired by the Italian Comedy, take center stage at the Louvre. With contributions from international museums, the exhibit boasts a robust collection of Gillot’s oeuvre. Running from 9 November 2023 to 12 February 2024.

Wrap-Up: Autumn 2023 is shaping up to be a vibrant, artistic spectacle for the exhibitions. Grab your calendars, book your tickets, and set forth on a journey through time, cultures, and stories.



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