Arts Week 2021

 

Fine Arts Paris pursues its wish to promote the influence of Paris as a stronghold of the world art market thanks to the works selected by its exhibitors and a rich program of cultural events, including an Arts Week, organized in partnership with around twenty institutions and museums in Île-de-France.

Like Drawing Week, the Arts Week strives to create synergy between museums, the art market, researchers, art lovers and collectors.

The program

Visits by reservation Within the limit of 2 visits per person.

Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly

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Le trait de la séduction. Dessins de l’École de Fontainebleau

Guided tour of the exhibition Le trait de la séduction. Dessins de l’école de Fontainebleau by Mr. Mathieu Deldicque, conservateur du patrimoine at the Musée Condé.

This exhibition is a presentation of a large number of drawings by the School of Fontainebleau and a few exceptional manuscripts from the French Renaissance. These masterpieces were brought together by Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale (1822-1897), who was especially interested in the French Renaissance generally, and more specifically works from the School of Fontainebleau.

Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly
Château de Chantilly, 60500 Chantilly
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Musée du Louvre,
French Sculpture rooms

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Collection Émile Hermès

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Musée de Montmartre

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Le Paris de Dufy

Tour of the exhibition Le Paris de Dufy led by Saskia Ooms, Responsable de la conservation and co-curator.

She will lead us in the footsteps of this young artist from Le Havre who, in October 1899, on leaving his train at the Gare Saint-Lazare, discovered the French capital. From the top of the hill of Montmartre, the panorama of Paris bristling with its monuments would become an infinite source of inspiration for him.

Organized thematically, the exhibition concentrates on the motifs of Paris which accompanied Raoul Dufy: Montmartre, its Parisian studio, its most emble- matic monuments, its society parties, the Seine, boating along the Marne and strolls in the Bois de Boulogne… a place that saw the creation of a large number of masterpieces and which was his home base all his life.

Musée de Montmartre
12, rue Cortot, 75018 Paris
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Musée de l’Armée
Hôtel national des Invalides

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Guided tour of the Dome of the Invalides and its chapels

Guided tour of the Dome of the Invalides and its chapels that have been open to visitors since spring 2021 for the Napoleon 21 season. Led by Ms. Sylvie Le Ray Burimi Conservatrice en chef du Patrimoine and head of the Fine Arts and Heritage Department of the Musée de l’Armée and by Mr. Sébastien Bontemps, who is in charge of promoting the heritage of the Invalides.

Thanks to the success of the Musée de l’Armée’s Napoleon campaign, the funerary monuments and sculpted décor of the Dome have been restored. This huge project on an unprecedented scale, has included the restoration of the Saint-Jérôme chapel and its gilded decoration connected with the installation of the tomb of King Joseph, the Saint-Ambroise and Saint-Grégoire chapels housing the tombs of Marshal Foch and Marshal Lyautey. The baldachin and its high altar, the reliefs in the round and the decoration of the cella have also been restored, reinstating the polychrome and highlighting the quality of both the statuary and the materials.

Musée de l’Armée – Hôtel national des Invalides
129, rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
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Maison de Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo, dessins. Dans l’intimité du génie

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Musée des Arts décoratifs

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Art Nouveau rooms

Guided tour by Ms. Audrey Gay-Mazuel, conservateur du Patrimoine, of the newly reinstalled Art Nouveau rooms and of the 1900 salon.

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has the first collection of Art Nouveau objects to be assembled in French museums, begun as early as 1889. The Art Nouveau rooms, which reopened last July, after being completely rethought, now show about 450 objects, almost half of which have been taken out of storage. Alongside famous names such as Gallé, Majorelle and Guimard, the display includes pioneers of Art Nouveau such as Georges de Feure and Henri Rapin whose interiors are now reinstated.

Glass windows, wallpaper, ceramic, glass, enamels, silverware, and furniture illustrate the radical renewal in the decorative arts at the turn of the century. The spectacular 1900 gallery, a vestige of the Universal Exposition of that year, will continue the tour of the treasures of Art Nouveau in the Musée des Arts décoratifs.

Musée des Arts décoratifs
Meet at the reception 111, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
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Fondation des Artistes

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Musée de l’Armée
Hôtel national des Invalides

preview of the
“Portrait of the Countess Lasalle and her Daughter”

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Musée Cognacq-Jay

Musées dessinés – Christelle Téa

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Château de Fontainebleau

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Un Palais pour l’Empereur. Napoléon Ier à Fontainebleau

Tour of the exhibition Un Palais pour l’Empereur. Napoléon Ier à Fontainebleau by Mr. Jean Vittet, curator of the exhibition. This show highlights a little-known aspect of the “home of centuries, the real residence of kings” and an essential period in the history of the chateau.

The exhibition’s aim is to highlight the work undertaken by Napoleon at Fontainebleau and to analyse how he took over the chateau. Through over two hundred works from the chateau (collections, libraries and archives) in addition to French and foreign public collections, the extravagance of Josephine’s refurbishments and the luxury of the furniture destined for the palace, the Emperor’s extraordinary library and also the transformation of the Francis I Gallery and the major projects abandoned with the fall of the regime will be revealed.

This will be followed by a tour of the exhibition Cave Canem. Jean-Baptiste Oudry et les chiens de Louis XV. Brought to- gether for the first time since the French Revolution, six portraits of LouisXV’s dogs will form an “Antichamber of the dogs” in the Mérimée apartment and will be a reminder of the central place of animals in life at Fontainebleau during the 18th century. In Spring 2020, the château of Fontainebleau acquired the double portrait of Cadet and Hermine, which is reunited with other paintings of the series of Louis XV’s dogs, painted by Jean-Baptiste Oudry between 1725 and 1732. This group, comprising eleven paintings, of which seven are now at Fontainebleau, one in a private collection, two at the château of Compiègne and finally one lost, marks the start of Jean-Baptiste Oudry’s career working for Louis XV.

Château de Fontainebleau
77300 Fontainebleau
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Musée de la Chasse et de la nature

Le portrait animal aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles

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L’École des Arts Joailliers

Le bijou dessiné

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Beaux-Arts de Paris

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Dessiner la lettre, écrire le dessin

Tour led by Ms. Emmanuelle Brugerolles of the exhibition Dessiner la lettre, écrire le dessin. The relationship between text and image which is linked to writing by its literally graphic character, but also by its support, paper, is obvious.

The exhibition explores this relationship through the centuries, a relationship that has a major presence in contemporary art. The works chosen show a wide variety of types of writing generally appearing on the drawings: signatures or initials (Urs Graf), dates (Zuccari), place of creation (Hubert Robert, Natoire), dedications (Puvis de Chavannes), comments linked to the context of a commission or a contract connecting the artist and client (Pourbus, Martellange). Annotations about colour, dimensions or architectural details provide information on the final project, a painting, sculpture, or print.

Beaux-Arts de Paris
Cabinet Jean Bonna – 14, rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
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Musée national de la Renaissance,
Château d’Ecouen

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Émailler le verre à la Renaissance

Tour By Mrs. Aurélie Gerbier, conservateur du patrimoine et exhibition curator, of the exhibition Emailler le verre à la Renaissance. Sur les traces des artistes verriers, entre Venise et France.

The exhibition of the Musée national de la Renaissance, produced with the RMN-GP, uses an unusual approach to unravel the authentic from the fake, or rather the Venetian from the Venetian manner. The result of many years of research and exceptional collaboration between the Louvre’s Decorative Arts Department and the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France in the context of the Cristallo project, it will display 120 objects from prestigious collections, the Louvre, Musée National de la Renaissance, Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Museo Vetrario of Murano… In the light of recent research by experts from different fields, the exhibition will show the results of this first major investigation into enamelled glass from the Renaissance, between Venice and France, participating in the debate on attributions and dating of these objects.

Emailler le verre à la Renaissance will also provide a chance for visitors to admire the entire exceptional collection of Renaissance glass in the Musée national de la Renaissance (about 250 ob- jects), which will be on view there.

Musée national de la Renaissance, Château d’Ecouen
Rue Jean Bullant, 95440 Écouen
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Musée des Arts décoratifs

Tour of the museum’s wallpaper stores

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Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly
©RMN-Grand Palais, Domaine de Chantilly, Michel Urtado 20-507673

Musée du Louvre, département des Sculptures
© 2020 Musée du Louvre / Hervé Lewandowski

Collection Émile Hermès
The office of Émile Hermès in 2003
through the lens of Guy Lucas de Peslouan. © Documentation Hermès, Paris

Musée de l’Armée – Hôtel national des Invalides
Restoration of the inlaid floor of the tomb of Emperor Napoleon I under the Dôme des Invalides. © musée de l’Armée/Anne-Sylvaine Mare Noël

Maison de Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo, “Vianden à travers une toile d’araignée”, 13 août 1871, drawing, pencil and wash with brown and purple ink, crayon, watercolor, Maison de Victor Hugo, © Maisons de Victor Hugo.

Musée des Arts décoratifs, salles Art Nouveau
Majorelle room. © MAD, Paris/Christophe Dellière

Fondation des Artistes
Rotonde Balzac de l’Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. © Fondation des Artistes

Musée de l’Armée – Hôtel national des Invalides
Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835), Portrait de Joséphine d’Aiguillon, comtesse de Lasalle, et de sa fille Charlotte-Joséphine, 1812, huile sur toile, H. 250 L. 175 cm, Collection particulière.

Musée Cognacq-Jay
Christelle Téa, Lit à la Polonaise, musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, 5.VIII.2019.
China ink on paper, 65 x 50 cm.

Château de Fontainebleau
Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Cadet et Hermine, c. 1732, oil on canvas, 85 x 132 cm. Fontainebleau, musée national du Château
(Inv. F.2020-17). © RMN-Grand Palais – Château de Fontainebleau / Adrien Didierjean

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
François Desportes, Pompée, c. 1739, oil on canvas. (2-1814-28, dépot de Sèvres) © Sylvie Durand

L’École des Arts Joailliers
René Lalique (1860-1945), Drawing of a “Hortensias” tiara
Pencil, ink and gouache on vegetal paper B F K – Rives, circa 1900
© Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Culture Fund

Beaux-Arts de Paris
Unica Zürn (1916 – 1970), Der Geist aus der Fläsche
Pen, China Ink and red ink

Musée national de la Renaissance, Château d’Écouen
Coupe couverte sur pied : Le Triomphe de la Chasteté, recettes vénitiennes de la Renaissance, verre bleu, émaux polychromes, or. Paris, musée du Louvre, département des Objets d’art (Inv. OA 7564).
© RMN-Grand Palais, musée du Louvre / Franck Raux

Musée des Arts décoratifs
Manufacture Jules Desfossé, Louis-Joseph Fuchs dessinateur, Le Brésil, panoramic wallpaper, Paris, 1862, musée des Arts décoratifs, inv. 52446