Carpeaux: Sculptor for the Empire at the Musée d’Orsay – Paris

Carpeaux: Sculptor for the Empire at the Musée d’Orsay – ParisCarpeaux: Sculptor for the Empire at the Musée d’Orsay – ParisCarpeaux: Sculptor for the Empire at the Musée d’Orsay – Paris

June 24, 2014 through September 28, 2014

– Carpeaux: A Sculptor for the Empire, explores the life and work of the exceptionally gifted artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, heir to Michelangelo and inspiration to Rodin, whose theatrical, anatomically realistic sculptures appear to capture flesh and blood in stone and define dramatic French Second Empire style. Comprised of 85 sculptures, 20 paintings and 60 drawings including 50 selections from the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Carpeaux’s birthplace of Valenciennes which holds the greatest collection of the artist’s oeuvre, this major retrospective highlights the evolution of ten individual sculptural masterpieces including his renowned, “Ugolino and His Sons,” (1862), “The Triumph of Flora,” (1866) and, “The Dance,” (1867) from sketch to plaster or terra cotta version to finished work carved in marble or cast in bronze. The display also encourages the public to rediscover Carpeaux’s highly accomplished although somewhat forgotten canvases which depict in detailed royal portraits and scenes of glittering balls all of the extravagance and grandeur of the court of Napoleon III.

 

"Ugolino and his Sons" (1862) - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

“Ugolino and his Sons” (1862) – Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

"The Triumph of Flora" (1866) - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

“The Triumph of Flora” (1866) – Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

"The Dance" (1867) - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

“The Dance” (1867) – Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux


 

Official Exhibition Site

 

ORSAY MUSEUM

(MUSÉE D’ORSAY)

62, RUE DE LILLE

75343 PARIS FRANCE

(1) 40-49-48-14

 

 

 

 

 

Carpeaux: A Sculptor for the Empire

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

OPEN THURSDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 9:45 P.M.

CLOSED ON MONDAY.

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS ON JANUARY 1, MAY 1 AND DECEMBER 25.

 

ADMISSION:

€ 11 FOR AN ADULT TICKET OFFERING ACCESS TO THE EXHIBITION AND THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.

€ 8.50 FOR A STUDENT TICKET (18-25) OFFERING ACCESS TO THE EXHIBITION AND THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL VISITORS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.

FREE ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH AND ON JULY 14.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

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