Jules Dalou (1838-1902), the sculptor of the Republic, exhibition
Jules Dalou (1838-1902), le sculpteur de la République
From Thursday, April 18 2013 to Saturday, July 13 2013
The greatest sculptor of the Republic.
This exhibition accompanies the publication of the catalogue raisonné of sculptures by Jules Dalou in the collections of the Petit Palais in Paris. Drawing particularly on the Dalou collection, only a small part of which is presented to the public, the exhibition focuses on the artist's monumental production and his relationship with public space in Paris.
Jules Dalou (1838-1902) experienced a poverty-stricken childhood in Paris, which gave way to an exile in London due to his involvement in the Paris Commune. After this, the sculptor pursued his career in France in the 1880s and managed to establish himself as the greatest sculptor of the Third Republic.
Auguste Rodin nicknamed him the "Le Brun of the republic" and Dalou completed many official commissions, the most famous remaining the Triumph of the Republic, a monument commissioned by the City of Paris for the Place de la Nation, where it was inaugurated in 1899.
Metro Champs Elysées - Clemenceau
Curators: Cécilie Champy, curator at the Petit Palais and Amélie Simier, head curator
and director of the Bourdelle and Zadkine Museums
From Thursday 18 April to Saturday 13 July 2013 :
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
- Thursday from 10:00 to 20:00
Admission prices :
- Full price : 11 €
- Reduced price : 5 €
Closed on 1 May, 8 May, 1 June, 23 May and 21 May