Femmes peintres, des artistes comme les autres, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Luxembourg

Published by Cécile D. · Published on 20 November 2019 at 16h07 · Updated on 20 November 2019 at 16h08
The Musée du Luxembourg gives pride of place to women with the exhibition “Femmes peintres, des artistes comme les autres” (Female painters, artists like others). From September 30, 2020 to January 24, 2021 come and discover these female painters that opened the way to the female artists who followed.

The Musée du Luxembourg takes us to the art salons from 1780 to 1830 meeting female artists with the “Femmes peintres, des artistes comme les autres” (Female painters, artists like others) exhibition. From Wednesday September 30, 2020 to Sunday January 24, 2021 meet the great artists that marked the story of painting.

The museum offers us to get to know more about this unique period of time in France during which female painters made it to the art scene. We discover how the French Revolution changed the world of the artistic creation through 80 works painted by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Marguerite Gérard, Constance Mayer and many others. The exhibition also highlights rather unknown artists as well as big names of the painting.

It’s not only about presenting a few women who has been famous because of their paintings. With the exhibition of the Musée du Luxembourg, we learn more about the art training conditions, the status of female artists from 1780 to 1830, the fights they had to lead to produce and exhibit their own works. The tour gives us an overview of the daily life of these painters, behind the light of the art salons.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 30 September 2020 to 24 January 2021



    19, rue de Vaugirard
    75006 Paris 6

    RER B station "Luxembourg", ligne 4 station "Saint-Sulpice", ligne 12 station "Rennes"

    - de 16 ans: Free
    tarif réduit: 9 €
    tarif plein: 13 €

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