These days, many artists love to travel to France to learn more about art history and enjoy new locations. Young artists see a sense of freedom and a laid-back approach to the country, especially around Paris. Yet, many new students may not be aware that there was a time when this wasn’t the case at all. During the Franco-Prussian War, and other subsequent conflicts, many French artists fled to Britain. Here they sought refuge and a chance to paint for a new audience.
A new exhibition at Petit Palais called Impressionists in London: French artists in exile 1870-1904 showcases the work of many of the great artists of the period. Here visitors can see the new views that awaited these masters in their temporary home, and the way that the artists captured them on canvas. There are more than one hundred pieces on show, so plenty to see. Head over before October 14th.
From 21 June 2018 to 14 October 2018
Avenue Winston Churchill,
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Tuesday to Sunday
Open on Thursday until 9 p.m.
Full price 13 €