The sketch in the days of Romanticism, exhibition
L'esquisse peinte au temps du romantisme
From Tuesday, September 17 2013 to Sunday, February 2 2014
Sketching an exhibition.
The exhibition presents, through a selection of about eighty sketches, the choices made by painters in different stages of their work: the beginnings of the composition, variations of the same painting, responses to the demands of sponsors or projects that were unsuccessful.
Works on loan from the Louvre, the Musée Delacroix and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris will be collected in the workshops one of the masters of Romanticism, the painter Ary Scheffer, the first occupant of the Chaptal courtyard, now the Musée de la Vie Romantique.
The artists of the early nineteenth century, Romantics like Delacroix, Géricault, Chassériau and Cogniet or landscapists developing painting outdoors, from Valenciennes to Corot, constantly practiced sketching in different modes, neither simple outlines nor a genre in itself.
Métro: Saint-Georges, Pigalle or Blanche
Bus: lines 67, 68 and 74
The fees are fixed by decree for each exhibition
Curator: Sophie Eloy, responsible for Documentary Studies, Deputy Director at the Musée de la Vie Romantique
From Tuesday 17 September 2013 to Sunday 2 February 2014 :
- From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed on 1 January, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December