You may have seen the famous landscape works of Impressionist master Camille Corot, but this new exhibition shows a part of his work that is much less well-known – his portraits.
It’s actually the first Corot exhibition in Paris for over 20 years, so you shouldn’t miss it!
Here’s all the info.
There’s a reason for Corot’s portraits being a lot less famous than his landscape work. The artist actually preferred to keep them hidden in his workshop, and before he died, very few people knew about them.
This new exhibition at the Musée Marmottan brings together sixty paintings (lent by prestigious museums from around the world, including the Louvre, London’s National Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection in Madrid, to name just a few) in order to show finally the most intimate section of this world-famous artist’s production.
Linked with the exhibition, there are workshops available for kids aged 7)15, and a catalogue (in English as well as French) is available (192 pages, 29€ here at amazon.fr).
French-speakers might also like to attend a conference at the Louvre on 14th March 2018 at (the weird time of 12.30pm), with the curator of the exhibition (8€ / 6€).
The exhibition Corot – le peintre et ses modèles is at the Musée Marmottan (here) from 8th February – 8th July 2018
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm (9pm Thursdays)
Admission: 11€ / 7.5€ / free for under-7s