Musée du Luxembourg


À fleur de peau

Curator: Laure Dalon, Xavier Rey, Guy Toasatto

Best known for his still lifes and group portraits, Henri Fantin-Latour is a somewhat more complex artist than he appears to be. Very attached from his youth to the faithful reproduction of reality, as evidenced by his emblematic works, Fantin also explored a more poetic vein approaching that of the Symbolists. The exhibition will focus on the artist from a new perspective by shedding light on his creative process and unveiling, in particular, a corpus of unpublished photographs, a true repertoire of forms for the painter.

Exhibition organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais and the Musée de Grenoble, in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay.

Musée du Luxembourg

From 14 September 2016 to 12 February 2017
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Artwork(s) loaned
  • The Toast – Homage to truth

    Henri Fantin-Latour (1836—1904)

    The Toast – Homage to truth 1865
    Oil on canvas
    Fantin-Latour Catalogue, RMN-Grand Palais, Paris, 1982-1983 (reproduced p.189)