L’expérience de la couleur


Ceramic, design, drawing, painting...

L’expérience de la couleur

Past: October 13, 2017 → April 2, 2018

Sèvres presents its exceptional exhibition “The Experience of Colour”.
A new unique journey of the senses, over and beyond ceramics. From the Sèvres colour laboratory to colours in art!

Adopting a cross-cutting and resolutely contemporary approach to colour in art and creation, the exhibition curator Frédéric Bodet does not limit his exploration to the Sèvres laboratory. He also considers international ceramics in other artistic domains: painting, graphic arts, design, glass, textiles, cosmetic photography and gastronomy. Works by great French and foreign ceramists, both contemporary and past artists (Ernest Chaplet, Emile Decoeur, Théodore Deck, Daniel de Montmollin, Philippe Lambercy, Jean Girel…) enter into dialogue with influential contributions by fine artists and designers considered veritable “colour masters” of the 20th century (Josef Albers, Sonia Delaunay, Gérard Fromanger, Yves Klein, Jean-Philippe Lenclos, Andrée Lemonnier…).


In 2017, the Centre Pompidou is celebrating its 40th anniversary all over France. To share this celebration with as many people as possible, it is presenting a completely new programme of exhibitions, exceptional loans, and events throughout the year.

92 Hauts-de-Seine Zoom in 92 Hauts-de-Seine Zoom out

2 Place de la Manufacture

92310 Sèvres

T. 01 46 29 22 00

Official website

Pont de Sèvres

Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Fermé le 1er mai, le 25 décembre et le 1er janvier

Admission fee

Full rate €6.00 — Concessions €4,5

Visites des collections permanentes & des expositions temporaires 8€

The artists

  • Geneviève Asse
  • Pierre Buraglio
  • Ettore Sottsass
  • Gérard Fromanger
  • Emmanuel Boos
  • Josef Albers
  • Yves Klein
  • Sonia Delaunay
  • Vincent Beaurin
  • Andrea Branzi
And 6 others…

From the same artists