the Small palace continues its conquest of the nations of the North! After its retrospectives dedicated to Swedish artists Carl Larsson and Anders Zorn, in addition to to the Golden Age of Danish portray, it’s now the flip of Finnish painter Albert Edelfelt to seem within the highlight from March 10 to July 10, 2022.
Between worldly portraits and Finnish landscapes
Albert Edelfelt, France doesn’t know him nicely. This painter however contributed to renew finnish artwork on the finish of the nineteenth century. Born in Porvoo in 1854, the younger man rapidly adopted inventive coaching in Helsinki, Antwerp and Paris, the place he joined the distinguished College of Tremendous Arts in Jean-Léon Gérôme’s studio. First curious about historical past portray, Edelfelt ultimately turned to a extra reasonable fashion, near the French avant-gardes.
Exhibited within the Salons, critics reward his portraiture impressionist inspirations, which allowed him to accumulate an ideal repute from the Eighteen Eighties. He’s notably famous for his portray of Louis Pasteurwhich has simply found the vaccine in opposition to rabies.
On the identical time, he continues to journey commonly to Finland. His giant delicate landscapes are then celebrated for his or her completely captured twilight mild. That patriotic tenderness makes him one in every of his nation’s main spokespersons. A notoriety that can assist him lead his combat for Finland’s independence from Russia.
So this first Parisian retrospective highlights this unbelievable artist, who marked each French and Finnish artwork. Alongside the best way, round 100 works will hint the evolution of his profession and present how this artist turned one of many pioneers of contemporary artwork in his native nation.
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
From March 10 to July 10, 2022
To learn additionally: The Petit Palais, the opposite architectural jewel of the 1900 Expo