Starting on 8 November, 31 sculptures will be on display in the Grande Galerie Nord of the Petit Palais. Visitors will get a sense of the exuberance and proliferation of styles in the late 19th century.
A new gallery of sculptures has been created in the North Gallery of the Petit Palais.
Thirty-one works from the museum's collections and also from COARC (an institution for listing, restoring and studying art in religious buildings and public spaces in Paris) will enable visitors to discover and gain a better understanding of 19th century sculpture.
An exuberance and proliferation of styles in the 19th centur
The selection of sculptures presented in this new gallery will give a sense of the exuberance and proliferation of styles in the late 19th century.
The gallery is exhibiting impressive effigies sculpted by Ernest Barrias, Auguste Bartholdi and David d'Angers, as well as lesser known works (and even some that were never cast), typical of sculpture in the 1900s, such as "Monnaie de Singe" by François Rolard and "La Danse de Bébé" by Paul Roussel.
With this new sculpture gallery, the north gallery at the Petit Palais has been restored to its original purpose when the museum opened in 1900.