There are many wonderful things to see and experience at the Louvre Museum, an immense artistic institution that houses some of the great masterpieces of the world. However, from February 28 until May 20, 2013, visitors to the Louvre can discover some less well-known works of art that are nonetheless just as captivating.
During this time the Louvre will organize an exhibition entitled ‘David d’Angers, Drawings from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Angers.’ Angers is a provincial region in France that is the birthplace of a 19th-century artist named Pierre-Jean David, also known as David d’Angers. The father of David d’Angers began a career as a sculptor but left his trade for a career in the army. Although his father was not able to have a successful career in the arts, the young David had similar aspirations and enrolled in art school in Paris.
Thanks to his training, David became a highly successful romantic sculptor. Although David’s sculptures are highly well-known, his portraits are much less so. Now, Louvre is seeking to change that with its exhibition that focuses solely on the drawings of the renowned sculptor.
Therefore, visitors can see David’s famous sculptures in the Louvre’s Department of Sculptures and then head over to this exhibition in order to get another perspective on this talented artist. David’s goal in creating these portraits was to depict the most important figures to the French state during his time. This included important individuals who fought for democracy and against inequality in France. The drawings also reveal the steps of fabrication that David went through in order to create his sculpted masterpieces.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier are in the perfect spot to visit the Louvre and see the artistic talent revealed by David’s drawings and sculptures. The oeuvre of David d’Angers gives a glimpse into the history of France, and his works provide a wonderful chance to learn more about the country.