20 April31 July 2005. In 1982, the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais presented an exhibition gathering 17th-century French paintings belonging to American museums. This time, they have done the same with paintings from German collections. Masterpieces from a large number of museums (Munich, Karsruhe, Drese, Berlin) have been brought together. They include works from French masters Simon Vouet, Valentin, Largillierre, Watteau and Chardin, just to name a few.
These treasures are grouped by genre: religious and mythological painting, portraits, landscapes, still life and special sections that are dedicated to oil sketches and to paintings from Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain. An exhibition not to be missed by lovers of French painting from Henry IV to Napoleon I period. Tickets cost 10.30 before 13.00 and 9 thereafter.
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Poussin Watteau, Chardin, David - French paintings from German collections, 17th and 18th centuries
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais 3, Avenue du General Eisenhower 75008 Paris. Tel. +33-141573228. The closest metro stations are Champs-Elysees-Clemenceau and Franklin-Roosevelt.