Brassaï, Troglodyte, grotte à Véteuil, 1935, black-and-white photograph. © Estate of
Brassaï/Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN), Paris.


“One Image May Hide Another: Arcimboldo, Dalí, Raetz”

Grand Palais
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower
April 8–July 6

Curated by Jean-Hubert Martin and Dario Gamboni

“One Image May Hide Another” takes as its subject the many artists of various periods who have, through their work, explored embedded or reflective meanings. Curators Jean-Hubert Martin, perhaps best known for his 1989 exhibition “Magiciens de la Terre,” at the Centre Pompidou, and Dario Gamboni, author of The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution (1983), have assembled some 250 artworks for this ambitious exhibition. Presenting a visual and conceptual tour through composite, hidden, and reversible pictures, anthropomorphic landscapes, perspectival illusions, anamorphoses, and Rorschachs, Gamboni and Martin seek to plumb the illusionistic, symbolic, and psychological implications of the double image.