Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, exhibition: Drawings preserved at the École des Beaux-Arts
Dessins conservés à l’École des Beaux-Arts
From Saturday, February 9 2013
In 1881, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris received a donation of 696 drawings by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875). Sketches taken from various dismembered notebooks or isolated large format sheets, these works deal with a wide variety of topics in a variety of techniques, ranging from black stone to gouache on coloured paper, sometimes very vivid. Throughout his career, they reflect the artist's cultural baggage, sensitive in his copies to the art of the great masters, including Michelangelo, Pierre-Antoine Watteau, Peter Paul Rubens, Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix.
They also reflect his insatiable curiosity and sense of observation, sketches without specific purpose of scenes of everyday life or sometimes caricatured faces. Finally, some studies depict the early projects for sculptures such as the famed Danse de l’Opéra (Opera Ballet).
From Saturday 9 February 2013 :
- From Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 18:00
Admission prices :
- Full price : 3 €
- Reduced price : 2 €