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Exhibition Girodet 1767–1824
from September 22, 2005 to January 2, 2006
A chance to rediscover the forgotten genius of one of the greatest painters of the early 19th century in this international exhibition of around 100 works by Girodet.
The strange, poetic and sensual paintings of Jacques-Louis David’s dissident pupil, who witnessed both the Revolution and the Empire, broadened the horizons of French painting and introduced the world of immateriality and dreams.
Upon the initiative of the Cleveland Museum of Art, this exhibition was co-organized by the Musée du Louvre and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. With the exceptional participation of the Musée Girodet (Montargis).
This exhibition was made possible through the support of American Friends of the Louvre, and the support of France Info, i>TELE, and Zurban as media partners.
After its run at the Louvre, this exhibit will travel to Chicago, New York, and Montreal.
– Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, February 11 to April 30, 2006
– New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 22 to August 27, 2006
– Montreal, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, October 12, 2006, to January 21, 2007
Publications: Exhibition catalogue: Girodet, 1767–1824, edited by Sylvain Bellenger, a Musée du Louvre Editions / Gallimard co-edition, 352 p., about €49; Album: Girodet, by Sylvain Bellenger, a Musée du Louvre Editions / Gallimard co-edition, 48 p., about €8
Organized by: Sylvain Bellenger and Sylvain Laveissière
Hall NapoléonOpening Hours
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Tuesdays.
Open until 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Admission to the exhibition: €8.50
Twin ticket (exhibition and permanent collections): €13 and €11
Audio guides are available in French, English, and Spanish.