March 5, 2012

Exhibition “Gems of France. French Art From Renaissance Up To Date” will be opened at the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan

Exhibition “Gems of France. French Art From Renaissance Up To Date” will be opened at the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan on March 10 under the initiative and support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation.


Organized by the French ministries of culture and communications and State Museums Union-Grand Palace of this country in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, French Institute in Baku, National French Library, National Furniture and National Gobelins, Beauvais and Savonnerie manufactories and Music Town and TOTAL Company, the exhibition will basically feature works from Versailles Palace, Louvre and Orsay museums, Pompidou Centre, National French Library. 


Paris will also contribute to the exhibition with works from museums of Carnavalet, Small Palace, Costume and Fashion, Cognacq-Jay and Romantic Life.


To enrich the exhibition’s theme and to promote the provincial museums, which are the important parts of the French heritage of culture, exhibits from museums of Nantes, Cannes, Rouen, Amiens, Strasburg, Reims, Besancon, Dijon, Lion, Grenoble, Perpignan, Montpelier, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Ajaccio will also be displayed in Baku.


Unique in the scale and diversity of the exhibits, the exhibition will present the high creativity traditions, ideas and styles of the French artists via carpentry, fine art, decoration, engraving and photography. The exhibits in the exhibition will be presented in chronological sequence.


The exhibition, which will leave a huge impression on the cultural life of Azerbaijan, will for the first time bring together the works of painting and sculpture, items of art, tapestry and engraving by eminent representatives of the French art such as Poussin, Greuze, Ingres, Degas, Braque, Otonnel, Rodin. Nearly 500 exhibits to be showcased in the exhibition will include works by contemporary young artists and sculptors as well.  


The exhibition will be closed on May 6.


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