Category Archives: Exhibitions

Delacroix Bequeathed, Masterpieces of Étienne Moreau-Nélaton’s Collection

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From Wednesday 11 of December 2013, to Monday 17 of March 2014.

The Eugène Delacroix National Museum offers the opportunity of admiring a rarely exhibited collection of works of the great French romantic painter.

Son of a wealthy family of financiers, Etienne Moreau-Nélaton (1859 – 1927) succeeded thanks to his passion for art building a true work of a collector and prodigal sensitivity . This great art lover was himself a painter ceramist and lithographer. Singular personality, he was also a true passion of his father’s and his grandfather’s heir.

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This small exhibition takes as its starting point the generous donations made at the beginning of the 20th century to the Louvre Museum and other French museums by the collector Étienne Moreau-Nélaton. About one hundred paintings as well as autographs and drawings were therefore bequeathed by the art lover, whose grandfather (Adolphe Moreau, father) has rubbed shoulders with Eugène Delacroix and fervently championed the work.

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Familiarity with the work of Delacroix formed Moreau-Nélaton, certainly an essential element in the formation of tastes and choices . For donations in 1906, 1907 and 1919 and the legacy of 1927, he was also, and especially one of the most generous donors to the Louvre and French museums, which owe a major enrichment of their collections and most important collection of works of Delacroix world.

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The presentation gives pride of place to the family’s contribution in recognizing the talent of the author of Liberty Leading the People and the famous Autoportrait au gilet vert, among other masterpieces. Adolphe Moreau son, Étienne Moreau-Nélaton’s father, was himself behind the first brief catalog of the artist’s work, entitled Delacroix et son œuvre (1873).

Address: 6 rue de Furstenberg, 75006 – Paris

How to get there:
Bus 39
Bus 48
Bus 96
Metro 4 Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Metro 10 Mabillon

Pictures © Musée du Louvre

Georges Braque at the Grand Palais

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One of the century’s key painters.

From September, the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais are hosting a retrospective dedicated to the artist Georges Braque who, along with Pablo Picasso, was one of the founders of the Cubist movement.Born in Argenteuil in 1882, Georges Braque spent his youth in Le Havre before arriving in Paris in the early twentieth century. In the capital, he met Marie Laurencin and Francis Picabia.

 

 

Painting colourful paintings during his stay at L’Estaque, Braque then moved on to a geometric approach to forms after seeing the works of Paul Cézanne at the 1907 Salon d’Automne. His meeting with Pablo Picasso would prove a revelation, with his painting becoming, according to the critic Louis Vauxcelles, piles of cubes. Cubism was born.After the landscapes, Braque became concerned with still lifes that he deconstructed. Not wanting to go the way of abstraction, he introduced letters and numbers stencilled into his paintings. Having survived wars and various illnesses, he died in Paris in 1963.His most famous works are undoubtedly Le Viaduc de l’Estaque (1908) or La Route près de l’Estaque (1908).

From Wednesday 18 September 2013 to Monday 6 January 2014 :
- On Sunday and the Monday from 10:00 to 20:00
- From Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00

GRAND PALAIS, GALERIES NATIONALES
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris

ACCESS FOR VISITORS WITH REDUCED MOBILITY

Avenue du Général Eisenhower – Entrance B – for exhibitions in the National Galleries
Avenue Winston-Churchill for exhibitions in the Nave

TRANSPORT LINKS

METRO, RER, BUS
Metro: lines 1, 9, 13 / Stations: Franklin-D.-Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau
RER: line C / Stations: Invalides
Buses: 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93