A grand new exhibition on offer at the Petit Palais – experience Paris at the time of the 1900 World’s Fair, the golden age of Art Nouveau, a time of epic parties…
With over 600 pieces on display – paintings, clothes, sculptures, photos, posters, films, furniture, jewellery… – and a presentation in sic themes pavilions, much like the presentation tourists would have seen back in 1900!
Here’s all the info.
This was an incredible time for the city of lights, with three new train stations being built, the métro being created…
Gallé, Guimard, Lalique, Majorelle and Mucha were creating beautiful objects that the whole world envied, Cézanne, Renoir, Monet and Rodin were making art that made jaws drop. Fashion was incredible, the Moulin Rouge was full every night… this is the first time that a Parisian museum has given such a comprehensive look at the period.
The exhibition is also extraordinary because of the quantity and quality of related events.
A part from the 418-page catalogue that looks amazing (50€ here at amazon.fr) there are also twenty talks, two concerts, special screenings, a cycle of eight films, painting workshops and a free iPhone / iPad app that automatically gives you information about the piece you’re in front of, thanks to some clever technology – your mobile terminal will hear frequencies that the human ear can’t (or barely), triggering the commentary. It’s 1900 meets the 21st century!
The exhibition Paris 1900, la ville spectacle (Paris 1900, the city of entertainment) is at the Petit Palais (here) until 17th August 2014
Closed Mondays and public holidays
Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm (8pm Thursdays)
Admission: 11€ / 8€
Official site: www.petitpalais.paris.fr