We think you'll find this space quite a surprise. As well as the obligatory smart showroom/exhibition space on the ground floor, the Renault Atelier (literally, workshop) gets our vote for the cosiest spot of all the car manufacturers.
Bright, airy and futuristic, their multi-level restaurant/bar serves pretty tasty food and not at ridiculous prices (rather rare in the area). Perhaps that's why they get almost 2 million visitors a year?!
The Grand Palais hosts for the 1st time a retrospective to the work of Elisabeth Louise Vigee Lebrun
For the first time, a retrospective is devoted to the work of Elisabeth Louise Vigee Lebrun apart, through 130 works tracing a great page of her history, narrated chronologically, building a complete journey through a major pictorial work and a great page in the history of Europe.
At a time when the art scene was largely dominated by men, the reputation of her talent, her beauty and her daring spirit open the doors of the most prestigious courses in France, Italy and Russia.
Elisabeth Louise Vigee Lebrun was one of very few female official portraitists of the Court of King ... Extremely talented, the young Elisabeth Louise began making portraits of her family at the age of 15, then gradually devoted to portraits women from aristocratic circles of France and Europe.
At the time Marie Antoinette tolerated no portraits we realized it, until she met Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun who was a revelation. She excelled in painting portraits giving is a new image of the queen that develops not only that of a sovereign, but that of a woman of her time and a mother.
It exceeds its status as the official painter of the royal family by humanizing these figures once frozen in academic positions. Nevertheless, the psychological depth of little interest and it is the representation of the joy of life that emanates from her paintings. The exhibition at the Grand Palais brings together her finest works, paintings, pastels, drawings and archival material and shows a refined art, sensual, elegant, full of life ...
This exhibition featuring 130 works will then continue in New York from February 9 to May 15, 2016 and Ottawa in Canada from June 10 to September 12, 2016.