Dutch artists in Paris, 1789-1914

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Dutch artists in Paris, 1789-1914

06 February, 2018 to 13 May, 2018


Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris, Île-de-France 75008

Almost all of them settled in Paris, inexorably attracted by the dynamism of artistic life there. These stays, which more or less long, were sometimes the first step toward a definitive installation in France. In any case, they had a decisive influence on the development of Dutch painting, since artists like Jacob Maris or Breitner spread the new ideas they had acquired when they returned to Holland. In a similar manner, artists ike Jongkind or Van Gogh brought their French counterparts themes, colors and ways of painting that reflected Dutch sensitivity and had their roots in the Dutch Golden Age, which was rediscovered by French audiences during this period. Throughout this presentation of a century of pictorial revolutions, works of contemporary French artists (Géricault, David, Corot, Millet, Boudin, Cézanne, Monet, Signac, Picasso, etc.) act as guidelines and can be compared to the works of Ary Scheffer, Van Dongen or Mondrian.

Exhibition organized in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. With the exceptional support of RKD, the Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague.