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  • Le Petit Palais - Woman wearing gloves, also known as The Parisienne - petitpalais.paris.fr
    In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Woman wearing gloves also known as The Parisienne Charles Alexandre Giron Genève 1850 Gentod Bellevue Suisse 1914 1883 Oil on canvas 200 x 91 cm Dressed to go out the Parisian woman is wearing an afternoon gown whose jet embroidery and velvet appliqué work set off its deep black colour The way in which it drapes around her hips is inspired by 18th century dresses with panniers which had been updated by designers of collections for major Parisian fashion houses The presence of a gilded console table in the rocaille style confirms the reference to the era of Louis XV and the interlaced design on the walls prefigures the sinuous floral curves of the Art Nouveau style Simone Giron who donated this large painting to the Petit Palais was very familiar with this work which her father always kept close to him She specifies in a monograph devoted to the painter that he met his model at Ville d Avray close to Paris and dubbed her the Black Diamond Giron exhibited this portrait of a woman buttoning her long gloves at the annual exhibition of the Société nationale des Beaux Arts National Fine Art Society in 1883 The catalogue for the retrospective exhibition staged at the Museum of Fine Art in Berne in 1955 gave her the symbolic title The Parisian Woman which suited this elegant woman with her pretty mischievous profile enhanced by a toque hat covered in black marabou feathers Born in Switzerland Giron trained in Paris at Cabanel s studio and exhibited for the first time at the Salon of 1876 He divided his time between Paris Geneva and Cannes then went to the Swiss Alps where he painted rural scenes and mountain landscapes His fame

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  • Le Petit Palais - Tricoteuse au bas rose - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Tricoteuse au bas rose Paul Sérusier Paris 1864 Morlaix 1927 1920 Oil on canvas 81 x 57 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Signed and dated bottom left P Serusier

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  • Le Petit Palais - Portrait of Madame de Bonnières - petitpalais.paris.fr
    World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Portrait of Madame de Bonnières Pierre Auguste Renoir Limoges 1841 Cagnes 1919 1889 Oil on canvas 117 x 89 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Signed and dated bottom right Renoir 89

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  • Le Petit Palais - Jeune fille en décolleté - La fleur aux cheveux - petitpalais.paris.fr
    World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Jeune fille en décolleté La fleur aux cheveux Berthe Morisot Bourges 1841 Paris 1895 1893 Oil on canvas 70 x 51 5 cm Inventory number PPP488 Inventory number PPP488 Acquisition details

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  • Le Petit Palais - Dish : The judgment of Paris - petitpalais.paris.fr
    The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Dish The judgment of Paris Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat Limoges 1844 Paris 1910 Between 1893 and 1906 Enamelled stoneware 42 cm Inventory number PPO3803 Inventory number PPO3803 Acquisition details

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  • Le Petit Palais - Bal blanc - petitpalais.paris.fr
    18th century The 17th century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Bal blanc Joseph Marius Avy Marseille 1871 Paris 1939 1903 Oil on canvas 139 x 219 cm Inventory number PPP00005 Inventory number

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  • Le Petit Palais - Parisienne, Portrait of Irma - petitpalais.paris.fr
    on canvas 55 5 x 46 cm The portrait of this round faced young woman wearing a simple straw hat adorned with a garland of flowers was exhibited at the Salon of French Artists in 1883 under the title Parisienne This face seems to match the one mentioned several times in the Diary of Marie Bashkirtseff under the name of Irma Well Irma s head is nice and quite boldly painted but it is a thing without pretention 1 May 1883 Enrolled as a pupil at the young girls painting school at the Julian Academy since 1877 young Marie became a confirmed proponent of naturalism She was a friend and admirer of the painter Jules Bastien Lepage 1848 1884 the leader of this new trend which marked a break away from the tradition of retrospective subjects Her Parisienne was painted at a time when Marie was attempting to tackle outdoor painting and shows a desire to grasp nature in action Diary 7 August 1882 in order to paint life with tones that sing and all real tones sing Diary 30 August 1882 Hence the smiling expression of the model seems to have been captured in the moment during a walk During the last four decades of her short life Marie Bashkirtseff the daughter of a Russian aristocrat devoted herself passionately to learning painting while writing a personal diary which was published after her death In 1887 an initial expurgated version of the Diary was published Marie s mother distributed drawings letters paintings and objects that belonged to her daughter like so many precious relics in order to honour the memory of the young woman At its opening in 1902 the Petit Palais received the gift of a painting sent from Nice preceded by a letter to the curator in which

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/parisienne-portrait-irma (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - Female bathers at Perros-Guirec - petitpalais.paris.fr
    World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Female bathers at Perros Guirec Maurice Denis Granville 1870 Paris 1943 Circa 1912 Oil on canvas 98 x 122 cm Beaches featured in a major thematic series of work by Maurice Denis who had been familiar with the Breton shoreline since his youth The painter associated the spectacle of nature with the evocation of the feminine Contemporaneous with Fauvism the sunny beach at Perros Guirec demonstrates the increase in the number of colours in works of this period The red and yellow stripes of the bathing suits become pure plastic motifs under his brush The Breton shoreline hemmed with waves is given a Mediterranean feel by the use of dazzling light Linked to careful study of Cézanne s Bathers geometric lines dictate the disposition of the figures For Denis playful activity pays tribute to the divine nature of creation by virtue of its naivety By conjuring up the beaches where he spent happy times the artist found meaning on a human and sacred scale in the beauty of

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/female-bathers-perros-guirec (2015-11-09)
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