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L'Estampe Visionnaire

Estampe Visionnaire

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The triumph of black

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From 17th century painter Francisco Goya to early 20th century Odilon Redon, demons, monsters and hellish creatures have always been very present in European woodblock prints and lithographs. Nightmares and dark legends are themes that famous artists of that time (Delacroix, Doré…) have exploited regularly. Through a gathering of 170 works of art at the Petit Palais, L’Estampe Visionnaire highlights the popularity of these themes in the minds of these “romantic” artists as well as the power and triumph of black.

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Location
Petit Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Line 1/13 - Champs-Elysées Clémenceau

Hours
Tuesday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Tuesday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Tuesday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm
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Monday : Closed Tuesday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Wednesday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Thursday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Friday : 10:00 am - 21:00 pm Saturday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Sunday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Monday : Closed Tuesday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Wednesday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Thursday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Friday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Saturday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Sunday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Monday : Closed Tuesday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Wednesday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Thursday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Friday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Saturday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm Sunday : 10:00 am - 18:00 pm
25 December

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L'Estampe Visionnaire

The exhibition L’Estampe Visionnaire (“visionary woodblock prints”) is a gathering of 170 lithographs and woodblock prints depicting the terrifying world of nightmares, hell and demonic legendary creatures… The 5 works that have inspired all the 19th century artists are shown at the start of the exhibition: Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I, Jacques Callot’s Temptation of St Anthony, Rembrandt’s Doctor Faustus, Piranesi’s Prisons and of course, Francisco de Goya’s The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. They serve as an introduction to the rest of the exhibition.

Highlights

The 3 sections of L’Estampe Visionnaire are presented in a chronological way:

The first generation of romantic artists (around 1830), led by French painter Eugène Delacroix and the discovery of a new lithography technique.

The second generation of romantic artists (around 1850), led by Gustave Doré, still illustrate their imaginary monsters even though they face pressure from the rival Realism current.

The last generation of romantic artists (around 1880), led by Odilon Redon, face the increasing popularity of the Impressionist painters. Yet, they continue to depict morbidity, esotericism and Satanism in new and captivating ways.

Curiosities

Although L’Estampe Visionnaire exhibition is built in a chronological order, it starts off with a modern video projection by Agnès Guillaume called My Nights. It is her interesting interpretation of modern nightmares.

In the middle of the exhibition (and facing the equivalent room for the Kuniyoshi exhibition), you will find all the information to understand the different techniques (lithographs, woodblock prints) and videos of how it’s done.

Conclusion

L’Estampe Visionnaire is the second part of a global exhibition at the Petit Palais called Fantastique!. Dialoging with the European woodblock carvings and lithographs are 250 works of Japanese woodblock print master Kuniyoshi and his colorful views on legends, pleasures and landscapes of Edo (Tokyo’s former name).

Although the works exposed in the Estampe Visionnaire exhibition are only drawings, some themes and illustrations can be a bit shocking for children. We therefore do not recommend this exhibition for young children.

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