Art agenda: Cartier-Bresson, Felix Vallotton, John Ruskin

"Les 6 jours de Paris," Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1957 (Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson)


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The Pompidou Center opens a retrospective for renowned photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum reviews the work of east-west synergist Vallotton, and Canada's National Gallery profiles 19th century artist John Ruskin.

Henri Cartier-Bresson
February 12 - June 9
Pompidou Center, Paris, France

Painter, photographer and film director Cartier-Bresson is remembered in a retrospective that takes place ten years after the photojournalist's death, with a three-part exhibition that illustrates his early influences and travels, his time in the US, and his work at the Magnum agency, which he co-founded.

Félix Vallotton: Fire beneath the Ice
February 14 - June 1
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

As part of Les Nabis, Vallotton sought to blend the styles of Gauguin and traditional Japanese printwork; paintings, woodcuts, and prints are sourced from museums in Europe and North America to illustrate the artist's penchant for humor and social commentary.

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
February 14 - May 11
National Gallery of Canada

Influential 19th century artist John Ruskin has become as well known for his ideas as for his watercolor paintings; here, his work as a draughtsman is profiled, with 140 drawings, daguerreotypes and paintings, illustrating his impact on British and international art.

Dries Van Noten
February 28 - August 31
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, The Louvre, Paris, France

A Belgian designer whose clothing has been worn by Cate Blanchett, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman and the like. His costumes are presented alongside works by some of his inspirations: Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Elizabeth Peyton, Yves Klein and more.

Gauguin: Metamorphoses
March 8 - June 8
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

It's the drawn art of Paul Gauguin that's on display here, with 120 paper-based works accompanied by 30 paintings and sculptures, illuminating the metamorphosis of some of the artist's key motifs.

The Forbidden City
From March 8
Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario, Canada

A cache of 250 rare objects lent by Beijing's Palace Museum appear here, its jewelry, paintings, furniture and textiles giving insight into the life of those who lived inside China's imperial Forbidden City.