Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, the building became in 1902 the Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris. It presents a beautiful collection of paintings, icons, sculptures, tapestries, furniture and works of art dating from Antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century. Can be found works by prestigious artists such as: Fragonard, David, Géricault, Delacroix, Courbet, Pissarro, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Cézanne.

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Romantic Paris, 1815-1848

22 May 2019 15 September 2019
This large-scale exhibition plunges us into the effervescence of Paris in the romantic era. After Paris 1900: La Ville Spectacle, the Petit Palais is presenting Romantic Paris, a further episode in its overview of the great periods that have shaped the city's identity. This is both an exhibition and a cultural event : a sweeping panorama of the French capital during the Romantic years from the fall of Napoleon...

Over 600 works - paintings, sculptures, costumes, objets d'art, furniture - plunge the visitor into the artistic, cultural and political ferment of the time. The exhibition's immersive design takes the form of a tour of the period's emblematic Paris sites : the Tuileries, the Palais-Royal, the Nouvelle Athènes quarter, Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame, and the Grand Boulevards and their theatres. At the same time an additional segment at the Musée de la Vie Romantique rounds off the exhibition with a look at the city's literary and high-society salons.


Romantic Germany

22 May 2019 1 September 2019
For the first time in France the Petit Palais is presenting a selection of 140 drawings from the lavish collections of Weimar's museums. These remarkable images - initially chosen by Goethe (1749-1832) for the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and his own collection - offer a spectacular overview of the golden age of German drawing (approx. 1780-1850)....

Divided into seven sections, the exhibition combines the chronological and the aesthetic. As well as such emblematic figures as Caspar Friedrich, Philipp Runge and Johann Füssli, the visitor will discover some 35 artists who played vital parts in the history of drawing, among them Tischbein, Carstens, Fohr, Horny, von Schadow, Schinkel, von Schwind, Richter, and the Nazarenes Overbeck and Schnorr von Carolsfeld, driven by Christian spirituality and national feeling.

Portraits and genre scenes, castles in ruins, compositions of biblical and medieval inspiration - but above all landscapes mingling idealism and naturalism in every imaginable media - offer the viewer a sublime frisson in their illustration of the private, inner and sometimes flamboyant lives of the Romantic artists.

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