The Art of Pastel, from Degas to Redon, the compelling exhibition at Paris Petit Palais

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 21 September 2017 at 14h26
Pastel enthusiasts are about to be happy. From September 15, 2017 to April 8, 2018, Paris Petit Palais exhibits about 130 pastels out of its collection, a complete overview of how this technique has been used from Impressionism to Symbolism.

Running from September 15, 2017 to April 8, 2017, The Art of Pastel, from Degas to Redon is the exhibition you should not miss!

The exhibition allows you to discover the main pieces of the pastel collection of the Petit Palais including works by Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Emile-René Ménard and a very outstanding set of works by Odilon Redon and James Tissot.

This very fragile works are presented for the first time for some of them. They will be exceptionally displayed for 6 months before returning to the reserve. This event is the opportunity to initiate visitors to the difficulties in conserving works on paper that are particularly sensitive to lights and can therefore not remain on permanent display.

The technique of pastel is endlessly seductive due to the material, the colors at the crossroads between drawing and painting. The majority of the pieces on display date from 1850 to 1914 and illustrate the resurgence of pastel in the second half of the 19th century.

Practical information:
The Art of Pastel, from Degas to Redon at the Petit Palais 
From September 15, 2017 to April 8, 2018
Venue: Petit Palais
Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed on Monday
Rates: €10, €7 (reduced), free for people under 18

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 15 September 2017 to 8 April 2018



    Avenue Winston Churchill
    75008 Paris 8

    -18 ans: Free
    tarif réduit: €7
    tarif normal: €10

    Recommended age
    For all

    Average duration
    2 h

    Official website

    More informations
    Horaires : 10h-18h, sauf le lundi

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