At France’s national maritime museum, the Musée de la Marine, an important expo will run from March 12 until April 6, 2014. The event is called the ‘Salon de la Marine,’ and it gathers more than 100 works all revolving around naval and marine themes.
This represents the 43rd edition of the Salon de la Marine, and it will take place at the Musée de la Marine’s location in the Palais de Chaillot, right at Trocadero Square. Established painters as well as specially selected up-and-coming artists are participating in the expo, which seeks to celebrate all of facets of the naval world. In total 110 works are included in the event.
Roughly 320 artists applied to participate in the Salon de la Marine and only 71 artists were chosen. The artists were chosen by a selection committee made up of professionals from the art and marine industries. Numerous forms of visual art will be on display, from sketches and sculpture to painting and photography. These works illustrate stories of seafaring, important missions, maritime commerce and fishing. They also reveal the pleasure of the sea and the beauty it offers.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can see the selected paintings during their springtime trip to Paris. Due to its proximity to the Eiffel Tower, a visit the museum offers a wonderful opportunity to see some of the best sights of Paris.
To go along with the expo, the French Naval Academy is organizing a colloquium on the theme ‘The Sea and the Image.’ The conference takes place April 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Foch amphitheater of the École Militaire. As a result, visitors can see yet another historic French institution, the École Militaire. The conference will then be followed by a visit to the Salon de la Marine.