Exhibition: Baroque during the Enlightenment

After exhibiting the work of Albert Besnard and Kehinde Wiley, the Petit Palais now focuses on the masterpieces of Parisian churches in the 18th century with the exhibition “Baroque during the Enlightenment”. This major retrospective aims to unveil the sumptuousness of the Parisian religious painting, from the Régence to the French Revolution. Therefore, thanks to huge alter paints, but also to sketches and large canvases, we discover the great masters of this genre such as Largillière and Restout, inheritors of the Great Century, as well as neo-classical painters like Vien and David. For this exceptional event, pieces of work still belonging to church buildings have been restored. An exhibition to visit just a few metro stations away from the Green Hotels Paris, the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni.

Exhibition “Baroque during the Enlightenment. 18th Century Masterpieces in Paris Churches”, from March 21st to July 16th 2017.
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Nocturnal on Friday until 9p.m.
Full rate: €11 / Concessions: €8 / Free for visitors under 18.

François Lemoine, La Vierge en gloire (for the vault of the Chapel of the blessed Virgin), 1732.
Oil on canvas (sketches). Saint Sulpice Church, C O A R C, Paris
© Ville de Paris – COARC – Claire Pignol

Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 40 00
Metro: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13).

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