Dutch artists in Paris


On Sundays afternoons I love going to Petit Palais. It's a gorgeous place and they always have nice exhibitions going on. 

Today, I saw the installation "Les Hollandais à Paris" (Dutch artists in Paris). It's the first major exhibition devoted to the artistic, aesthetic and personal interchanges between Dutch and French painters in Paris, from the late 18th to the early 20th century, presented in France.

Believe it or not, between 1789 and 1914, over a thousand Dutch artists made the journey to France, drawn to the City of Light and its dynamic art scene. Their influence on the développement of Dutch painting was decisive. The exhibition’s layout and presentation immerse the visitor in the very different worlds of each of the nine Dutch artists and provide keys to an understanding of their periods.

Event though it's not the best exhibition that I have seen at Petit Palais, I think that it's definitely worth seeing it. Some paintings are absolutely fabulous, especially the ones from Kees Van Dongen. I would advise to avoid Sunday afternoon. It's crowded!

Until May 13th, 2018
Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday (10am to 6pm), late night opening on Friday (until 9pm)

Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer

Kees van Dongen, le moulin de la galette