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Les Hollandais à Paris, 1789-1914 / Van Gogh - Van Dongen - Mondrian

Free Admission
From the tradition of flower painting to the aesthetic breaks of modernity, the exhibition, organized with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, highlights the rich artistic, aesthetic and friendly exchanges between the Dutch and French painters, from the reign of Napoleon to the dawn of the twentieth century.

From the first Empire, and especially from 1850, more than a thousand Dutch painters leave their country to renew their inspiration. Among them, almost all settled in Paris, inexorably attracted by the dynamism of his artistic life. The painters had the opportunity to follow a rich teaching, to find exhibition places, to sell their works, or simply to make new contacts. These stays are sometimes the first step towards a definitive installation in France. In any case, they had a decisive influence on the development of Dutch painting, some artists like Jacob Maris or Breitner spreading new ideas on their return to Holland.

In the same way, artists like Jongkind or Van Gogh brought to their French comrades, themes, colors, ways close to the Dutch sensitivity, drawn from the tradition of the Dutch Golden Age that the French public rediscovers at this period . One hundred and fifteen works borrowed from the greatest museums in the Netherlands, but also from other European and American museums, mark this journey tracing a century of pictorial revolutions.

The chronological journey tells us about the links that have been forged between Dutch artists and their French colleagues, influences, exchanges and mutual enrichment through the figures of nine Dutch painters: Gérard van Spaendonck for the late eighteenth and Ary Scheffer for the generation romantic ; Jacob Maris, Johan Jongkind and Frederik Kaemmerer for the mid-nineteenth century and finally George Breitner, Vincent van Gogh, Kees van Dongen and Piet Mondrian for the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Their works are presented alongside those of contemporary French artists like Géricault, David, Corot, Millet, Boudin, Monet, Cézanne, Signac, Braque, Picasso ... in order to establish correspondences and comparisons.

The exhibition is over since the 13/05/2018

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  • Name: Musée du Petit Palais de Paris
  • Address: Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 - Paris - France
  • Phone: (33) 01 53 43 40 00


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