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The golden age of English painting at the Musée du Luxembourg

For its back-to-school exhibition, the Musée du Luxembourg is celebrating painting from across the Channel. From 11 September 2019 to 16 February 2020, it will feature paintings by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Turner and many other artists who have made the golden age of British painting. Masterpieces rarely presented in France: not to be missed!

You have chosen to visit Paris in September? You did the right thing! The start of the school year is an excellent period: the city is slowly resuming its rhythm, the temperatures are pleasant, and the cultural programme is starting again for a new and ever richer season!

You will thus be among the first to discover the very beautiful autumn exhibition of the Musée du Luxembourg. Based on the masterpieces of the Tate Britain, this exhibition looks back at fifty years of English painting from the 1760s to around 1820. Considered as a real turning point in British art, this period saw the emergence and establishment of artists such as Reynolds and Gainsborough. It also corresponds to the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts by King George III in 1768.

From room to room, you will admire paintings of great originality and diversity, created by exceptional artists. The portraits of Reynolds and Gainsborough are at the very beginning of their career, the founding works of the new generation. This is followed by a selection of paintings from their pupils or competitors, attesting to a wide variety of styles.

The visit is not only an opportunity to discover great classics of British art, it is a journey, an open window on the daily life of an era, family life, childhood and rural life.

Book your Parisian stay at Hotel Apollinaire and enjoy the cultural and festive season without any restraint!

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