Petit Palais Tea towel
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Petit Palais Tea towel

Tea towel inspired by the banisters of one of the Petit Palais rotundas.

Wrought iron work
The main entrance gate, designed by Girault himself, was immediately praised for its elegance and the virtuosity of its craftsmanship. He also created the banisters for the staircases in rotundas and the garlands and swags of wrought iron decorating the peristyle and balconies.



Museum :
Petit Palais Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
Thème :
Art movements :
20th century, 19th century
Artiste :
Charles Girault (1851-1932)
Material :
Model dimensions :
48 cm x 72 cm
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Charles Girault (1851-1932)

Charles Girault came from a modest background and started its carrer as locksmith before entering the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. Talented, he won the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1880 and went to Italy to continue his training. He was a renowned architect and was commissioned with the construction of the Petit Palais for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Charles Girault honored the commission with brio, the Petit Palais is thought as a "model museum" elegantly combining classical references, Art Nouveau style and technical innovations such as reinforced concrete.