The Beauty of Baroque

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The Petit Palais, the city’s fine arts mu­seum, is pre­sent­ing two ex­hi­bi­tions de­voted to Baroque art of the 18th cen­tury. A spec­tac­u­lar en­sem­ble of re­li­gious paint­ings cre­ated in the 18th cen­tury for the churches of Paris is be­ing shown to the pub­lic for the first time. Through 200 works the show, en­ti­tled Le Baroque des Lu­mières ( The Baroque of Lights) re­veals the im­por­tance and di­ver­sity of this artis­tic pro­duc­tion, which spanned the Re­gency and the Revo­lu­tion. The works are shown in a spec­tac­u­lar set­ting sug­gest­ing the in­te­rior of a church and its di­verse re­lated spa­ces such as chapels and the sac­risty. In par­al­lel the mu­seum is pre­sent­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion en­ti­tled From Wat­teau to David with some 200 works em­a­nat­ing from the Bos­ton-based Horvitz Col­lec­tion, the largest pri­vate col­lec­tion of French draw­ings of the 18th cen­tury out­side of France.

Through to July 16th and 9th re­spec­tively Ave Win­ston Churchill (8th), 01 53 43 40 00

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