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Paris – Musée Jacquemart-André

The stylish Musée Jacquemart-André hosted an exhibition of paintings painted in Normandy in 2016 and always has a special exhibition featuring an individual or group of artists. Although privately owned it is now part of the Institut de France.

musee jacquemart andreThe 19th century gave birth to a  new painting genre: the plein air landscape, where artists painted outdoors in an attempt to capture the spirit and essence of their subject. Thanks to this development, Normandy would become the favourite destination of avant-garde painters, with the impressionists in the forefront – Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Boudin, Gaugin.

The Musée Jacquemart-André, owned by the Institut de France, presents collections of art that are worthy of great museums in a magnificent Second Empire mansion. Often compared to the Frick Collection in New York, it has maintained its mansion atmosphere, which makes it unique in Paris. It offers a discovery of living areas of the 19th century: ceremonial rooms, monumental stairways, winter garden, private apartments, etc.
Edouard André, 19th century collector, and his wife Nélie Jacquemart, renowned portrait artist, travelled across Europe and the East to acquire rare works of art and furniture. The collections brought together are some of the most remarkable in France: works from Flemish and German schools, detached frescoes, refined furniture and tapestries also find their place on the ground floor of the house. But Nélie Jacquemart devoted most of her attention to the Renaissance period in Florence and Venice. In fact, the first floor is devoted to Italian art during this period.
Musée Jacquemart-André 158 boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris (Champs Elysées) claims to be the largest private art collection in Paris!

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