Curieuses miniatures

Aix-en-Provence - Divers arts - From 19/11/2021 to 24/04/2022. Closed on Tuesday.

Miniatures, maisons de poupées, modèles réduits, maquettes …

Il nous semble opportun de les sortir des réserves, et de présenter côte à côte tous ces objets qui révèlent des moments de vie.

Ainsi les reconstitutions de scènes historiques (avec personnages sophistiqués en porcelaine de Saxe) voisinent avec les santons-puces, crèches et santibelli en terre cuite ; le théâtre miniature, en vogue dans les hôtels particuliers des familles aristocratiques, avec les "beatihos", modestes boîtes vitrées représentant des cellules de carmélites ; le mobilier des maisons de poupées avec celui réalisé par les compagnons ébénistes pour leurs chefs-d’oeuvre de maîtrise ; les maquettes de monuments avec les modèles en réduction de robes et tenues proposées par la couturière à sa clientèle …

A cet inventaire à la Prévert, on se doit d’ajouter le "Modello" de Gaulli exceptionnelle maquette en trois dimensions (du XVIIe siècle) d’un projet non réalisé pour l’atrium du baptistère de St Pierre de Rome.

Nul doute que ce petit patrimoine, confié au musée depuis des générations par les familles saura captiver le public, petits et grands.

Visite commentée le 25 novembre à 15h sur réservation.

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Information provided by Office de Tourisme d'Aix en Provence

  • Address

    Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
    17 Rue Gaston de Saporta
    13100 Aix-en-Provence

  • Organiser

    Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 89 78
  • Website

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