Exhibition: Balzac et les artistes, entre mythe et réalité

For its new exhibition, the Maison de Balzac is displaying more than 150 works, among which some have never been unveiled to the general public, all from the museum’s collection. We discover the night worker that Balzac was but also how this writer was shaped both by his time and his contemporaries. Thus, these are sculptures, paintings, drawings but also furniture which are here displayed, such as the little wooden table on which he wrote “The Human Comedy”. Visitors will also be able to admire caricatures drawn by Henri Monnier or recent portraits created by Enrico Baj or Eduardo Arroyo. Named “Balzac et les artistes. Entre mythe et réalité”, this very beautiful retrospective is to go all over just nearby the Green Hotels Paris, the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni.

Exhibition: “Balzac et les artistes. Entre mythe et réalité”, from June 17th to October 2nd 2016.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.
Full rate: €5 / Reduced rate: €3.50 / Free under 18.

Théophile Gautier (1811-1871). “Jeune femme nue, 1831”. Oil on canvas. Paris, Maison de Balzac.
© Maison de Balzac / Roger-Viollet

Maison de Balzac
47, rue Raynouard
75016 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 55 74 41 80
Metro: Avenue du Président Kennedy (RER C) or Passy (line 6).

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