"Things, A History of Still Lifes" exhibition

"Things, A History of Still Lifes" exhibition
2022 - 2023

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Still life painting

Through its patronage of the "Things, A History of Still Lifes" exhibition catalogue, the Fondation Etrillard wishes to participate in the rediscovery of still life painting, an artistic genre that has long been deemed secondary and the last exhibition of which took place in 1952.

Still life painting

Louise Moillon, Coupe de cerises, prunes et melons, Musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures © RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado

Past and present

Envisioned by Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, Art Historian and Director of the National Political Science Foundation, this exhibition revisits the still life genre through the establishment of a dialogue between past and present artists. Its entire history is revisited, from prehistoric axes to Duchamp's readymades, as well as the works of Chardin and Manet.

Past and present

Jean-Baptiste Chardin, la Tabagie, Musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures © RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Stéphane Maréchalle

The contribution of the foundation

The Fondation Etrillard is delighted to contribute to the exhibition's catalogue, which will remain a key publication on this central theme in art history.

Contribution de la Fondation

Louise Moillon, Coupe de cerises, prunes et melons, Musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures © RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado

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