The Paris Musée d’Art Moderne, or Museum of Modern Art, pays tribute to Albert Marquet (1875-1947). Initially a Fauvist artist in the early days of his career, this Post-Impressionist painter is still of interest to us today due to his many paintings of Parisian views, and especially those of the Pont-Neuf with La Samaritaine in the background. From his studio located on the 5th floor of 1, Rue Dauphine, he enjoyed creating series of paintings to study the changing light following the time of day and the season, similar to those of Monet. These works remain a precious record of La Samaritaine in the 1930s and its vast extension by Henri Sauvage on the banks of the Seine.
The exhibition continues until 21 August, 2016, at Le Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 11 Avenue Président Wilson, 75116 Paris