Antoine-Jean Gros from every angle… From June 27 to September 30, 2019 the Louvre displays an exhibition focusing on the artist famous for being painter Jacques-Louis David’s student. A retrospective around the work of one of the pioneers of romanticism in pictorial art.
An exhibition offering us to dive in his drawings that “show rather quickly a progressive separation from his master’s classic teaching” up to the split with “the neoclassic aesthetic and the affirmation of a new style”. All in all, about forty works are displayed aiming at accompanying the release of the general inventory of Antoine-Jean Gros’s drawings at the Louvre (of which the release is planned for June 2019).
This retrospective enables us to see the painter’s career and enjoy the quality of his still rather unknown drawing’s work while offering to put some of the displayed drawings in contact with some paintings. From his training at David’s studio to his meeting with Napoleon Bonaparte in Milan, each aspect of his story is scrutinized. The exhibition ends with examples of the “call to order that Gros decreed to his painting after the fall of the First Empire and with the Restoration of the Monarchy of the Bourbons”. A very good way to discover the life and the story of one of the painters who revolutionized the painting in France.
From 27 June 2019 to 30 September 2019
Musée du Louvre
Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1
Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
Billet exposition + musée: 17 €
Ouvert du 9h à 18h, de 9h à 22h les mercredis et vendredis. Fermé le mardi