archive-fr.com » FR » P » PARIS.FR

Total: 1123

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Le Petit Palais - Bastille Day 1880, inauguration of the monument to the Republic - petitpalais.paris.fr
    the monument to the Republic Alfred Philippe Roll Paris 1846 Paris 1919 Circa 1882 Oil on canvas 175 x 269 cm In 1880 the state commissioned a canvas from the painter Alfred Philippe Roll to commemorate the first official celebration of Bastille Day The government had just adopted the anniversaries of the fall of the Bastille 14 July 1789 and the fête de la Fédération 14 July 1790 celebrating the constitutional monarchy in France To mark this occasion a plaster model of the statue by the Morice brothers which was still being created was erected on the place de la République Roll painted a huge canvas measuring 63 m2 which was completed for the Salon of 1882 and donated to the City of Paris in 1884 The work is now preserved in the Petit Palais This monumental painting was the subject of many preparatory studies including this large sketch with broad areas of colour demonstrating the artist s fondness for light and movement A panorama of working class joy this commission is in keeping with Roll s large naturalist compositions The Miners Strike 1880 Valenciennes Museum and Work 1885 Cognac Museum This painter of modern life had a feel for

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/bastille-day-1880-inauguration-monument-republic (2015-11-09)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Le Petit Palais - Portrait of Jane Hading - petitpalais.paris.fr
    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 Portrait of Jane Hading Alfred Roll Paris 1846 Paris 1919 1890 Oil on canvas 192 x 140 cm Donor testator or seller Gift of Picard 1941

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/20/portrait-jane-hading (2015-11-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Le Petit Palais - Nice, on the Promenade des Anglais - petitpalais.paris.fr
    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 Nice on the Promenade des Anglais Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse Lautrec Monfa dit Toulouse Lautrec Albi 1864 Château de Malromé 1901 1880 Oil on canvas 38 5 x 50 cm Toulouse Lautrec painted this promenade scene in 1880 when he was only 17 the year in which he chose to become an artist and went to study art in Paris The figure of the driver of this carriage galloping at full speed down the Promenade des Anglais is considered to be an evocation of the artist s father The red and black car is a big hunting brake driven by Count Alphonse de Toulouse Lautrec accompanied by a groom sitting on a raised back seat The momentum of the horses runs along a diagonal line that carries the movement towards the front of the painting The Count was a keen hippologist He was one of the last aristocrats to practice falconry on horseback His son Henri went on his first apprenticeship with the animal painter René Princeteau 1843 1914 who specialised in equestrian subjects painted with brisk brushstrokes While studying with this master the young pupil cultivated this agile brush technique which conveys so well the sensation of speed and lightness that characterises his style Before painting the portraits of Paris s café concerts and brothels Toulouse Lautrec mainly drew horses The teenager then carried out a number of studies of galloping horse drawn carriages in Chantilly Auteuil and Nice inspired by English engravings and the lithographs of Dreux Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Signed and dated bottom right H T L Souvenir de la Promenade des Anglais Nice

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/nice-souvenir-de-la-promenade-des-anglais (2015-11-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Le Petit Palais - Portrait of André Rivoire - petitpalais.paris.fr
    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 André Rivoire Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Albi 1864 Château de Malromé 1901 Circa 1901 Oil on canvas 55 2 x 46 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Signed above on the right H T Lautrec Donor

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/20/portrait-andre-rivoire (2015-11-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Le Petit Palais - Figures in an Interior - petitpalais.paris.fr
    is one of four panels painted by Vuillard for the apartment of Doctor Henri Vaquez 1860 1936 in Paris This cardiologist who was doctor to Daudet and later Marcel Proust was a passionate lover of modern art For a room that was undoubtedly used as a library Vuillard devised a subtle visual interplay between the pictures themselves and the walls covered with the wallpaper that was their extension The figures that appear in this panel are imaginary doubles of the occupants of the place They blend into the multi coloured mass of fabrics and wallpapers which bring to mind the mille fleurs tapestries of the Late Middle Ages The artist depicts a world enclosed by the horizontals of the crisscrossing beams of the celling and the edge of the carpet and muted by a restrained range of pigments dominated by purple brown and green The effect of mattness was obtained using a technique he tried out when painting theatre sets mixing paint with glue to preserve all the intensity of the raw pigment Exemplifying the artists reflection on the relationship between painting and the decorative arts these panels where the subjects dissolve into the interplay of coloured marks prefigure the revolutions in painting of the early 20th century with the birth of abstraction and the decorative paintings of Matisse Mural for Doctor Vaquez s library 1896 Figures in an Interior Four panels Glue based paint on canvas Intimacy 212 5 x 154 5 cm Inv PPP02439 Music 212 5 x 154 cm Signed and dated bottom left Edouard Vuillard 96 Inv PPP02440 Selection of books 212 x 77 cm Inv PPP02441 Work 212 x 77 3 cm Signed and dated bottom left Edouard Vuillard 96 Inv PPP02442 Donor testator or seller Gift of Madame Henri Vaquez 1936 Inventory number Intimacy

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/figures-interior (2015-11-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Le Petit Palais - Pénélope - petitpalais.paris.fr
    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 Pénélope Antoine Bourdelle Montauban 1861 Le Vésinet 1929 1909 Bronze after the plaster model 173 x 63 x 63 cm Between 1905 and 1912 Bourdelle devoted himself to the figure of Penelope wife of Odysseus who waited faithfully for her husband to return He created three versions in different sizes with slight variations The work owned by the Petit Palais is a medium sized version without a spindle and with one foot extended It is the second example of the medium sized Penelope probably cast between 1924 and 1946 The genesis of the work can be found in several silhouette sketches in the Musée Bourdelle of his student and future second wife Cléopâtre Sévastos contemplating a work of art in a London museum One of them is poetically entitled Sévastos in front of the Hindu gods and is dated August 1906 However Penelope s face owes much to his first wife Stéphanie van Parys Penelope reflects different influences at work in Bourdelle s sculptures since 1900 She owes her pose with twisted hips known as contrapposto and her caryatid draperies to Ancient Greece and she has the posture of a tanagra those ancient statuettes which were popular with collectors at the turn of the last century She has the fullness of figure of Indian statues which Bourdelle admired greatly Her curves are reminiscent of 14th century Parisian Gothic virgins These academic references are applied to a very modern form of construction with geometric planes and an unusual pedestal which is almost cubist in style rooting it firmly in the modern era Inventory number PPS01524 Inv 1936 Inventory number PPS01524 Inv

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/penelope (2015-11-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Le Petit Palais - Grotesque mask, fragment of the reverse side - petitpalais.paris.fr
    The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Grotesque mask fragment of the reverse side Jean Carriès Lyon 1855 Paris 1894 Between 1891 and 1894 Enamelled stoneware 28 x 21 x 7 cm In March 1890 two years after installing his kilns at Saint Amand en Puisaye in the Nièvre département Carriès received the commission he had always dreamed of an enormous door surrounded in stoneware tiles dividing the studio of the fabulously wealthy American Winaretta Singer future Princess Edmond de Polignac She agreed to this plan for a monumental door on the basis of a drawing by Eugène Grasset a friend of the sculptor The door was to be decorated with animals in the medieval style but Carriès let his imagination transform the project and it was swiftly invaded by the strange beings which featured in his nightmares It was a huge task and the self taught potter learnt on the job He hired workers who carried out experiments with different clays glazes and firings When he died in 1894 he had finished the full size plaster model of the Door but had not been able to complete all the stoneware tiles Scarcely one third of the 600 irregularly shaped tiles envisaged exist in stoneware This tile was to occupy a very specific position as the only figurative element positioned on the rear of the Door to watch visitors entering Winaretta Singer s studio Its terrifying appearance is emphasised by skilful glazing with the opaque eyes contrasting with the transparent glaze of the face it is truly the Guardian of the sanctuary Donor testator or seller Gift of Georges Hoentschel 1904 Inventory number PPS00440 Inventory number PPS00440 Room 19 Roll your mouse over the exhibit to view detail

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/grotesque-mask-fragment-reverse-side (2015-11-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Le Petit Palais - Centaur and Dryad - petitpalais.paris.fr
    1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Centaur and Dryad Henry Cros Narbonne 1840 Paris 1907 Before 1903 Polychromed terracotta 49 x 38 8 x 4 cm A painter and sculptor Henry Cros was one of the most fervent champions of polychrome sculpture at the end of the 19th century Fascinated by technical experiment this singular artist was the first to make works using coloured wax and then glass paste for which he rediscovered and often improved on ancient techniques At the end of his life he was based in a workshop at the Sèvres Factory He was a singular artist like other figures of the end of the century The polychrome terracottas which are uncommon for Cros were often used to prepare pieces in glass paste for the same subject This very complete work perhaps the one that was exhibited at the Salon of the Society of French Artists in 1903 should be considered as a finished work An eclectic and cultured character in the text Cros revisits the myths and legends of antiquity with a contemporary eye Here in a confined space like a metope at the Parthenon he depicts a centaur uprooting a tree

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/centaur-and-dryad (2015-11-09)
    Open archived version from archive