First seen at the Musee du Louvre, this show focuses on the strange, poetic and sensual paintings of Jacques-Louis David’s dissident pupil, Anne Louis Girodet, 1767–1824, who witnessed both the Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire. Girodet broadened the horizons of French painting and introduced the world of immateriality and dreams.
Anne Louis Girodet: Attala at the Grave
© Musée du Louvre / Dequier-Bard
Photo courtesy of Musée du Louvre
A selection of approximately 100 paintings and works on paper are on view from mythological subjects to portraits and representations of Napoleon’s military triumphs.
After New York, this retrospective exhibition will travel to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, (12 October 2006 to 21 January 2007).
An exhibition catalogue is available: Girodet, 1767–1824, edited by Sylvain Bellenger, a Musée du Louvre Editions / Gallimard co-edition, 352 p., about €49.
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