The Dutch in Paris exhibition
at the Petit Palais, 6th February – 13th May 2018

With 115 works borrowed from the biggest museums in the Netherlands, and in collaboration with the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and the RKD in The Hague, the Petit Palais presents the first large-scale exhibition in France looking at Dutch painters in Paris, from the time of Napoleon to the beginning of the 20t century.

Here’s all the info.

Exposition Les Hollandais à Paris au Petit Palais du 6 février au 13 mai 2018
© Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

In the middle of the 19th century, it’s estimated that over a thousand Dutch painters left their country to renew their inspiration, and as it happens, the vasy majority of them wound up in Paris, which was pretty much the centre of the artistic world at that point.

This new exhibition at the Petit Palais explores how the Dutch were influenced by the French, as well as what influences they brought to French painting at the time.

With over a hundred paintings covering more than a century of painting, you’ll see works by Van Gogh, Mondrian and seven other painters hung next to those of their French contemporaries – Monet, Cézanne, Picasso, Braque…
Exposition Les Hollandais à Paris au Petit Palais du 6 février au 13 mai 2018Integrated with the visit, the “Atelier du peintre” offers visitors the chance to discover and experiment with the techniques of the painters present, and the main evolutions of their style.

If you’re a megafan of the subject, you might even consider taking part in a two-day, 12-hour workshop called “Engraving and poetry”, which starts with a visit of the exhibition focalising on the floral compositions and landscapes, after which you’ll be aided in making a booklet with an engraving and a ‘poetic fragment’. Cost: 73€. 😳

A catalogue of the exhibition is also available (272 pages, 30 euros here at

The exhibition Les Hollandais à Paris, 1789-1914 is at the Petit Palais (here) from 6th February – 13th May 2018

Closed Mondays and some public holidays

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Late night opening Fridays until 9pm

Admission: 13€ / 11€

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