Exposition " Jacques Réattu , arelatensis – Un rêve d'artiste "

Arles - Exhibition - From September 16 to January 7

In 2017, the city of Arles organizes the first complete monographic exhibition devoted to the work of Jacques Réattu (1760-1833).The exhibition traces the career of the arlesian artist since his debut as a student at the Royal Academy of painting and Sculpture in 1775 until the last works of his life in 1831.One is called the 'painter of the French Revolution' was truly studied in 1985 through the work of thesis of Katrin Simons, German researcher. It then takes 1989 exhibitions in Marseille as part of the bicentenary of the Revolution to rediscover her work at the Temple of reason of Marseille and 2000 with the exposition of the Museum of the French Revolution to Vizille, Jacques Réattu, under the sign of the Revolution to discover the importance of this artist for this period and key history and the history of french art.Since now almost 15 years, a substantive work was conducted by the Museum Réattu to enable the restoration of more than 30 paintings, digitization and online on the national basis Mona Lisa more than 300 drawings, digitization and the transcript of some 1000 pages of correspondence of the artist kept at the library of Arles.The exhibition is the culmination of this long scientific work whose goal is to restore to the public all the strength and the artistic quality of the work of this painter.If almost all of his work is now preserved at Arles with Réattu himself and his daughter Elisabeth Grange, the exhibition is to present works kept in institutions as prestigious as the Louvre Museum, the fine arts of Paris national superior school, speed of the Mans Museum, Museum of the Augustins of Toulouse...Thus, the work of the painter will be given in the historical and artistic context of his time and made the subject of the publication of a catalogue applicable co-published with editions Somogy.High point of the exhibition, the outstanding presentation at the chapel Sainte Anne the six restored grisailles and all of the preparatory drawings.This exhibition is recognized of national interest by the Ministry of Culture and Communication / the heritage Branch / Service of the museums of France. She has this as an exceptional financial support from the State.

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Information provided by OT Arles

  • Contact

    10 rue Du Grand Prieuré
    13200 Arles

  • Organiser

    Musee Reattu
  • Phone

    • 04 90 49 37 58
  • Fax

    04 90 49 36 97

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