To further enrich your knowledge of literature and painting, as well as the blend of words and images that creates comics, do not miss these exhibitions running between September 2016 and January 2017 during your stay at the Hotel Interlude.

Oscar Wilde arrives at the Petit Palais

To pay tribute to the famous Irish writer and acclaimed wit Oscar Wilde, the city of Paris has organised an exhibition at the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts. ‘The Absolute Impertinent’ is the playfully affectionate title of this event, which will present the works and life of the legendary playwright, novelist, essayist and poet. Oscar Wilde was a passionate Francophile and an ardent Francophone. Parisian in his heart, he spent much of his time and his final months in the City of Light, and the writer’s tomb can be found in the Père Lachaise Cemetery. In light of this, this new tribute seems particularly appropriate. During the exhibition, which runs from September 28th to January 25th, you will have an opportunity to see rare editions, manuscripts, portraits and correspondence with many writer friends, all shining a light on the extraordinary life of the aesthete, Oscar Wilde.

René Magritte comes to the Centre Georges Pompidou

The Centre Georges Pompidou will present René Magritte - The Treachery of Images from September 21st to January 23rd. A leading light of Surrealism and a master of ambiguity, this great artist, sculptor and painter of the Belgian avant-garde well deserves this special tribute. Focussing on 5 themes; words, shadows, fire, curtains and the fragmented body, the exhibition will trace the works and their conceptual underpinnings. Almost 36 years after the last retrospective dedicated to this great artist, visitors can discover again the true identity of René Magritte and his passion for Surrealism and creating a deceptive yet entirely appropriate representation of the world.

On the trail of Tintin and Hergé at the Grand Palais

From September 28th to January 16th the Grand Palais will present a look back at the life and career of the brilliant and influential cartoonist, Hergé. To the delight of comics fans, the work of Georges (Hergé ) Remi, father of the European comic and creator of the famous and much-loved Tintin, will be exhibited in the form of hundreds of original artboards. Naturally, there will be examples of art from the 24 adventures of Tintin and Snowy. Other boards depicting lesser known Hergé characters will also be on display. These characters never attained the star status of Tintin but were nonetheless major milestones in the cartoonist’s artistic development. Examples are The Exploits of Quick and Flupke, which ran from 1930 to 1940; The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko from the late 30s; and Popol and Virginie in the Land of the Lapinos, dating from the mid-30s. This fascinating retrospective will show the evolution of the cartoonist’s famous clean-lined style and how he was inspired by other arts in becoming a comics virtuoso.

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