The Golden Age of English Painting at the Luxembourg Museum
Published on Thursday, 15 august 2019 in Exhibitions and Culture
Drawn from the collections of the Tate Britain, a selection of classic English masterpieces is being exhibited in Paris in the elegant spaces of the Musée du Luxembourg, a ten-minute walk from your Hotel Les Bulles de Paris. Remember to reserve your queue-cutter tickets to avoid a lengthy wait!
Overview of a great era of masterpiece creation
The new exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg honours an era of art that is little known in France, that of English painting at the turn of the 19th century. The exhibition offers a superb overview from the year 1760 and the founding of the Royal Academy until the 1820s and the rise to prominence of J. M. W. Turner, demonstrating very clearly the richness and diversity of English painting during this period. Delicacy of themes and colours, a sense of movement, innovations and surprises characterise these masterpieces.
Masterpieces rarely seen in France
Reynolds, Gainsborough, Turner; these are well-known names in the UK, but across the Channel in France their importance and the brilliance of their work have been less celebrated. This superb exhibition addresses this oversight, allowing visitors to rediscover the subtlety of this artistic era with its bucolic scenes of the English countryside, vibrant portraits of children, delightful family scenes or mythologically inspired imagery. Sometimes there is an energy, sometimes a serenity, and both are delightful and original. The exhibition will run from September 11th, 2019 until February 16th, 2020. Plenty of time for you to book your Parisian break!
The Hotel Les Bulles de Paris team offer their highest recommendation for this exhibition full of elegance, charm and a surprising level of modernism. The Golden Age of English Painting will also give you the opportunity to browse the superb galleries of the Palais du Luxembourg and take a walk in the lovely gardens!
Photo credit : © Piero d'Houin - Inocybe
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