Marmottan Monet Museum - Corot. The painter and his models

Under the curatorship of Sebastian Allard, General Heritage Curator and Director of the Department of Paintings in the Musée du Louvre, the exhibition ‘Corot. Le peintre et ses modèles’ (‘Corot: the painter and his models’) will be the first Parisian event devoted to the artist’s work since the major retrospective held in 1996 in the Grand Palais. The exhibition will bring together an exceptional ensemble of figurative paintings and will highlight the most intimate, secret, and modern aspects of the artist’s works.
 
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Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot "Le Repos" dit aussi "Bacchante au tambourin", 1860, repris vers 1865-1870 - Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, collection William A. Clark, Corcoran Gallery of Art © Washington, National Gallery of Art
 
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Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot "Bacchante à la panthère" vers 1855-1860 - Shelburne (Vermont), Shelburne Museum © Shelburne Museum
 
The exhibition will display around sixty of these figure-based works, loaned by the most prestigious public and private collections in Europe and the United States (such as the Musée du Louvre, the National Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, the Kunsthalle in Hamburg, the Belvedere in Vienna, and the Bührle Foundation in Zurich), with the intention of exploring this relatively unknown side of the artist’s oeuvre. There will be masterpieces such as the famous Femme à la Perle (Woman With a Pearl), the Louvre’s Dame en Bleu (Lady in Blue), and the National Gallery’s impressive Italienne (Italian Woman), which was once held in the collection of the painter Lucian Freud, along with other works that are just as splendid but rarely seen, such as his nudes.
 
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Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot "Marietta" ou "L'Odalisque romaine" 1843 - Paris, Petit Palais, musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris © Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet
 
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Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot "Jeune Italien assis" vers 1825 - Reims, musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Reims © Photo : C. Devleeschauwer

 
Start date: February 8, 2018
End date: July 8, 2018
Address: 2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris
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