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For its second edition, Fine Arts Paris has developed its cultural programme and has created a Fine Arts Week.

Like the Drawings Week held every year in March for the past twenty years or so, the aim of this week is to encourage the discovery or rediscovery of  museums collections in Paris and the Ile-de-France.

Collectors, connoisseurs and experts are invited to private exclusive events, great occasions for exchanges and wonder, thanks to the involvement of curators and directors of the partner institutions of Fine Arts Paris.

A sculpture week

To echo especially important recent events in the world of Sculpture, the first Fine Arts Week was entirely dedicated to this art.

Semaine des Beaux-Arts : Head of a prophet, Musée de Cluny
Head of a prophet
Column statue of Saint Denis Abbey
12th century
Musée de Cluny, Musée du Moyen Age
© Rmn, Grand Palais Michel Urtado

The Fine Arts Week 2018, called for this occasion Sculpture Week, ran from Monday 5 to Sunday 11 November 2018.

The museums and partner institutions of Sculpture Week 2018:

  • Musée d’Orsay
  • COARC  (Conservation des Œuvres d’Art Religieuses et Civiles)
  • Musée Bourdelle
  • Musée de la Vie romantique
  • Petit Palais
  • Chapelle Expiatoire
  • Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen-âge
  • Musée Zadkine
  • Beaux-Arts de Paris
  • Atelier Brancusi / Centre Pompidou
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Musée du Louvre
  • Maison de Victor Hugo
  • Musée Maillol
  • Musées Rodin (Paris et Meudon)
  • Musée Condé Domaine de Chantilly
  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
  • Ecole du Louvre
Fine Arts Week: Vue of "L'atelier Brancusi Centre Pompidou"
View of “L’atelier Brancusi Centre Pompidou”
© Centre Pompidou


Fine Arts Week : Dépôt des Œuvres d’Art de la Ville de Paris
Art depot of la Ville de Paris
©Claire Pignol COARC Ville de Paris

TV & Radio Reports
about the Sculpture Week

France 2 | Télématin

Chronicle by Mélanie Griffon (in french)

“Paris: la sculpture à l’honneur”
Report by Frédérique Cantù (in french)

TV5 Monde | Nec Plus Ultra
“Les sculptures en majesté”
Report by Marie-Ange Horlaville (in french)

France Bleu
“Accès privé”
Report by Murielle Giordan (in french)

France Bleu | "Accès privé"


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EXHIBITION “Sculptors as Painters / Painters as Sculptors”
The example of Henry de Triqueti

This special exhibition was organized in partnership with the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Orléans and the Musée Girodet in Montargis.

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Orléans and the Musée Girodet in Montargis have worked together to present at Fine Arts Paris the rich work of Henry de Triqueti (1803-1874), a painter whose sculptures made him famous.

Henry de Triqueti (1803-1874) : Icarius, also known as The Prisoner
Henry de Triqueti (1803-1874)
Icarius, also known as The Prisoner
Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans
© Christophe Camus

The two museums, which were bequeathed the contents of the artist’s studio by his daughter, Blanche Lee Childe, will exhibit selected pieces that show how diverse Triqueti’s materials and techniques were, among them line drawing, polychrome, terracotta studies, oil painting, plaster modellos and fine marble.

Henry de Triqueti (1803-1874) : Homère se désaltérant
Henry de Triqueti (1803-1874)
Homère se désaltérant
Inv. 947.51, Musée Girodet, Montargis

A typical 19th century artist in terms of the creative abundance of his research, Triqueti freely combined different materials and drawing styles, as did Eugène Devéria and other contemporaries, to illustrate original, appealing aesthetic concepts.

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PUBLICATION: The Heyday of Sculpture

On the occasion of its second edition, FINE ARTS PARIS is proud to publish The Heyday of Sculpture : 1850 – 1880, gathering 12 scientific texts from renowned scholars, under the supervision of Mrs Antoinette Le Normand-Romain.

As part of the Sculpture Symposium Day organized by the Ecole du Louvre, the Petit Palais hosted on Wednesday 7 November, a roundtable followed by two talks related to the publication.

Discover the publication The Heyday of Sculpture : 1850 – 1880:

VIDEO: A look at the stands


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