The exhibition Charles Gleyre (1806-1874). The Reformed Romantic at Musée d’Orsay sheds light on the significant role played by Gleyre as well as his studio in producing an interesting number of successful artists such as the Impressionist artist Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), the Orientalist painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 – 1904), and the French Impressionist painter Jean Frédéric Bazille (1841 – 1870). It puts on display a set of stunning works on loan from the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Dedicated to the popular French archaeologist and museum director of the Museum of French Monuments (Musée des monuments français), Alexandre Lenoir (1761 – 1839), the exhibition “A Revolutionary Museum: Alexandre Lenoir’s Museum of French Monuments” aims at highlighting the accomplishment and devotion of Lenoir to protecting the heritage of France, especially during the French Revolution (1789 – 1799).
On May 21st, 2016, Paris the city of light and culture is host to the Museum Night 2016 (La Nuit des Musées 2016), a unique and free cultural event that is considered one of the most important events in Paris and Europe.
The exhibition Delacroix as a Model will give visitors the opportunity to discover for the first time some recent acquisitions such like the interpretation of Women of Algiers in their Apartment (Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement) by the French painter and lithographer, Henri Fantin-Latour (1836–1904).
Claimed to be adapted from a scenario by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette’s, Aida was written in four acts by the Italian librettist Antonio Ghislanzoni. It was premiered at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House in Cairo, Egypt, on December 24, 1871.