Shadows — Des années 1900 à aujourd’hui


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Des années 1900 à aujourd’hui

Past: May 17 → June 29, 2019

Galerie Italienne announce its upcoming exhibition, Shadows.

Cast shadows, silhouettes, reliefs and crevices, fleeting, moving traces, or else the persistent presence of darkness… Shadow is on the edge of reality and imagination, of the tangible and the impalpable. Like a ghost, a mysterious double, an emanation ; it haunts the picture’s frame and the photograph’s, or it extends the matter of sculpture.

Shadow fills the image, shadow creates the image and at times takes shape. It is stretched, it contracts, dissolves or is accentuated, depending on the interplay of forms and light. In a word, shadow is alive.

There are haphazard and untimely shadows. But there are others which seem desired, summoned by art and artists themselves… This exhibition pays tribute to these latter, fragile and beloved.

David Rosenberg

During a circuit made up of some fifty works by almost thirty artists from the 1900s to today, Shadows explores a shared fascination with shadow.

Shadows 9 medium
Elias Crespin, Circualineados Alu, 2016 Aluminium, nylon, rotors, computer — 63 × 14,3 × 14,3 cm © Paul Nicoué / Galerie Italienne
Shadows 11 medium
Charles Matton, L’Ombre du peintre II, 2002 Mixed media — 68 × 59 × 62 cm © Paul Nicoué / Galerie Italienne
Shadows 22 medium
Donato Piccolo, I Ricordi di Gioia, 2019 Mixed media — Variable dimensions © Paul Nicoué / Galerie Italienne


  • Shadows Opening Thursday, May 16 6 PM → 9 PM
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15, rue du Louvre

75001 Paris

T. 09 84 43 87 34

Etienne Marcel
Louvre – Rivoli
Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Venue schedule

The artists

  • Andy Warhol
  • Laurent Grasso
  • Miguel Chevalier
  • William Kentridge
  • Kara Walker
  • Xavier Veilhan
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Man Ray
  • BrassaÏ
  • Hans Bellmer
And 15 others…

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