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  • Le Petit Palais - Display cabinet - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Display cabinet François Rupert Carabin Saverne 1862 Strasbourg 1932 1895 Walnut metal glass and ceramic 209 x 218 x 163 cm This display cabinet for objets d art was commissioned from Carabin in 1893 by the City of Paris and exhibited in 1895 at the National Fine Art Society Salon Carabin celebrates the applied arts in this piece Two nude female figures symbolising Soft wood and Hard Wood support the projecting horizontal glazed display case The figure of Ceramics is carved on one of the side panels above a niche in which Clay sleeps and on the other side are Metal still buried in the depths of the earth and Flame whose hair is standing up like a blazing plume On the rear of the piece is an allegory of Stone holding a hammer and chisel in its hands Carabin depicted himself in the form of a grimacing mask trying to spy on the beauties on the front of the piece echoing the biblical story of Susanna and the Elders The display cabinet sums up all of Carabin s design ideas as a cabinetmaker It is made of solid walnut a wood which he favoured for its density strength and fine grain As an advocate of a return to craftsmanship Carabin promoted the use of indigenous woods in preference to exotic woods lambasted that appalling contemporary rubbish known as veneer and criticised Art Nouveau artists who gave their matter to form rather than form to matter The theme of the caryatid symbolising the fantasies and fears of the 1900s is found throughout Carabin s work and sums it up He almost obsessively used as his model a woman with a bun high on her head which he did not hesitate to extend bend or

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  • Le Petit Palais - Pair of vases - petitpalais.paris.fr
    center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Pair of vases Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat Limoges 1844 Paris 1910 Design presented at the Universal Exhibition of 1900 Vases in the shape of amphorae in glazed stoneware 200 x 70 cm Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat learned to paint on porcelain in Limoges Bordeaux and Toulouse He opened his own ceramic factory in Bourg la Reine in approximately 1889 In 1892 he teamed up with the sculptor Voisin Delacroix to produce stoneware and all other varieties of ceramic Voisin Delacroix was responsible for modelling the shapes and Dalpayrat for the actual manufacture firing glazing patinas This artistic partnership came to an end in 1893 with the death of Voisin Delacroix Dalpayrat is famous for stoneware in warm sumptuous hues and a bull s blood red cover coat with jasper blue or green highlights He designed vases in the shape of fruits such as marrows and colocynths whose surface he sometimes brought to life with fantastical animals or human and organic shapes He worked with goldsmiths including Cardeilhac to create one off pieces mounted on metal and produced porcelain or earthenware tableware At the Universal Exhibition in 1900 he exhibited two

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  • Le Petit Palais - Cascade Pendant - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Cascade Pendant Georges Fouquet Paris 1862 Paris 1957 Setting after a model by Mucha decoration after Desrosiers Circa 1900 Gold open enamel on spangles opals diamonds and baroque pearl H 12 l 5 cm In 1895 Georges Fouquet took over from his father Alphonse Fouquet who had founded a jewellery company in 1860 Inspired by collaborators full of new ideas such as Alphonse Mucha and Charles Desrosiers Fouquet completely transformed the art of jewellery He commissioned Mucha to make a number of exceptional items of jewellery such as a bracelet for Sarah Bernhardt and entrusted him with decorating his new shop which opened in 1900 at 6 Rue Royale He commissioned Desrosiers a former pupil of Grasset designed jewellery for more everyday use Fouquet s jewellery was known for its decorative character and clarity of execution Fouquet frequently surrounded the outline of his pieces with a line of small diamonds in order to set off the main pattern He often used enamels which he appreciated for their transparency and delicate colour He frequently combined them with opals chosen for their changing reflections and baroque pearls which displayed irregularities in their surface and

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  • Le Petit Palais - The Guimard dining room - petitpalais.paris.fr
    map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter The Guimard dining room Hector Guimard Lyon 1867 New York 1942 Circa 1909 Furniture in pear wood In May 1909 shortly after his marriage to the American born artist painter Adeline Oppenheim Hector Guimard bought a plot at 122 avenue Mozart and built a fine town house The building included the architect s office on the ground floor reached through a reception gallery The first floor consists of a dining room and sitting room in the shape of an ellipse The third floor was equipped as a studio for Madame Guimard Guimard designed the entire interior panelling cornicing furniture locks light fittings and furnishing fabrics The furniture and panelling are made of pear wood whose soft grain and luminosity are particularly suited to the soft elegant lines of Guimard s design style The town house was sold in 1948 Madame Guimard donated the bedroom furniture to the Musée des Beaux arts in Lyon the study to the Ecole de Nancy Museum and the dining room to the City of Paris Donor testator or seller Gift of Mrs Guimard 1948 Inventory number PPO03674 A L Inventory

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  • Le Petit Palais - Birthwort vase - petitpalais.paris.fr
    click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Birthwort vase Henri Husson and Adrien Aurélien Hébrard Henri Husson Grand 1852 Vétheuil 1914 and Adrien Aurélien Hébrard 1866 1937 Circa 1909 Beaten copper with repoussé work metal filings and silver appliqué work 52 cm Born in Grand in the Vosges département in 1852 Henri Husson was the son of a locksmith He initially learned his father s trade while taking drawing lessons in the evenings For several years Husson worked as a wrought iron craftsman and restorer for antique dealers In 1909 the caster and manufacturer Hébrard gave him a solo exhibition at his gallery in the rue Royale which was very successful and enabled him to embark on a career as a self employed goldsmith and engraver Husson lived in the countryside near Mantes in a large house surrounded by a garden He drew his main source of inspiration from nature He reproduced the plants from the fields and meadows and placed perfectly lifelike imitations of insects on them Husson was first and foremost a craftsman in metal and was only occasionally drawn to working with enamel and precious stones He used mainly gold silver and copper which he patinated coated and encrusted with molten metal drawing unexpected poetic effects from these contrasts between colours and materials Husson was an unusual artist who kept his distance from the fashions and artistic trends of his era However he was very close to the Symbolist movement in the very personal manner in which he suggested that things had a subconscious existence His naturalism and penchant for colouring oxidizing and patinating metals would seem to be Japanese in inspiration The Russian born collector Zoubaloff donated forty two works by Husson to the Petit Palais in 1916 and 1922 Zoubaloff particularly admired Henri

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  • Le Petit Palais - Pine cone bowl - petitpalais.paris.fr
    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 Pine cone bowl René Lalique Ay 1860 Paris 1945 Circa 1902 Glass crystal silver 0 19 2 x 10 3 cm Alongside Georges Fouquet and the Vever brothers Lalique is considered to be the main Art nouveau jeweller Separating himself very quickly from the neo Renaissance style prevalent in the 1880s Lalique created jewellery inspired by natural themes in which he gave free rein to his imagination and his feel for composition and colour He chose the female body as his main motif and did not hesitate to use semi precious stones and materials traditionally overlooked or spurned by jewellers such as horn or enamel From 1902 onwards Lalique devoted himself mainly to the manufacture of art glassware The pine cone bowl lies at the turning point of his oeuvre and draws on the combined skills of silversmiths and glassmakers The artist has blown milky white glass into a silver mount whose bluish transparency is reminiscent of opal The technique of blowing glass into a metal frame was used by Lalique in

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  • Paris 1900
    all the expressive possibilities of sculpture and reinvented his relationship with architecture and the monument Several of his pupils such as Bourdelle and Camille Claudel managed to free themselves of the master s influence and produce original works The 1900 period saw the triumph of Art Nouveau The art object was increasingly accepted by the Salons and took on a new dignity Faced with the exhaustion of the historical styles great artists found a new source of inspiration in nature In Nancy and Paris the glass artist Emile Gallé the architect Hector Guimard and the jewellers Lalique and Fouquet revived the arts of adornment and decoration Between tradition and modernity paintings sculptures and art objects summed up the taste of an era Image du bandeau bd 310 27 jpg A SELECTION OF WORKS OF PARIS 1900 Painting Aman Jean Miss Ella Carmichaël Avy Bal blanc Bashkirtseff Parisienne Portrait of Irma Bonnard Conversation à Arcachon Cassatt Two mothers and their children in a boat Cézanne The four seasons Spring Summer Autumn Winter Cézanne Three Bathers Clairin Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt Denis Female bathers at Perros Guirec Desvallières Madame Pascal Blanchard at a party Giron Woman wearing gloves also known as The Parisienne Lhermitte Les Halles Maillol Deux nus dans un paysage Femmes en chapeau Étude de paysage Maillol The Wave Moreau Arion Morisot Jeune fille en décolleté La fleur aux cheveux Pelez La Bouchée de Pain sketches Pelez La Vachalcade Pelez The Archers Pelez The Death of Emperor Commodus Renoir Ambroise Vollard in a Red Scarf Renoir Portrait of Madame de Bonnières Roll Bastille Day 1880 inauguration of the monument to the Republic Roll Portrait of Jane Hading Sérusier Tricoteuse au bas rose Sisley The Church at Moret Evening Steinlen Ball on the 14th of July Toulouse Lautrec Nice on the

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  • Le Petit Palais - Marietta, or Roman Odalisque - petitpalais.paris.fr
    de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Marietta or Roman Odalisque Jean Baptiste Camille Corot Paris 1796 Paris 1875 Rome 1843 Oil on paper marouflaged on canvas 29 3 x 44 2 cm Marietta posed for Corot in the studio of Achille Benouville during the painter s third and last stay in Rome With a transparent frottis that leaves the initial pencil lines showing the work is a subtle combination of pink ochre brown white and pale green This bareness contributes to the unique character of this study which is evidence of the diversity of Corot s pictorial resources The young Corot studied painting with the neo classical landscape artists Achille Michallon and Jean Victor Bertin With the financial help of his parents traders in Paris he was able to travel freely He therefore travelled across France stayed in Italy three times and discovered Switzerland the Netherlands and England He was one of the first outdoor artists to work in the forest of Fontainebleau This Parisian lived for part of the year in Ville d Avray where he made the pond by his family home famous Baudelaire Gautier and Champfleury defended this original artist who combined realism and poetic invention in a totally new way Soon Corot broadened his initial vocation to be a landscape painter and placed more importance on the figure with women becoming one of the central themes of his work in the 1860 The nude studies he painted in his studio were used in elegiac compositions The publication in 1905 of the Catalogue raisonné de Corot by Alfred Robaut developed the understanding of the work of the landscape artist while revealing the importance of the figure painter of whom Degas

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