PARIS - Monet, Manet, Degas, Jongkind, Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen ... They are all there to remember what "Paris at the time of the Impressionists, an exhibition that offers the Hotel de Ville in the capital until the end of July.
The hundred paintings, drawings, models, loaned by the Musée d'Orsay are presented by themes: Paris building, artistic life, social life, small people, etc.., Showing that everything in Paris has inspired artists .
This is a painting by Jongkind "The Seine and Notre-Dame de Paris" which serves as a poster at the exhibition, showing a virtually unchanged side from the capital. Yet this time the town was shocked by its geography sites Haussmann, the arrival of the railroad, and socially, with the advent of leisure of the Belle Epoque, theaters, cafes-concerts and casseroles.
Montmartre at the beginning of construction of the Sacre-Coeur, Paris seen from the hill of Issy-les-Moulineaux yet rustic, the Pont d'Iena in the countryside almost side by side with the famous Monet painting representing the Gare Saint-Lazare, buildings Construction of the square of the Pyramids or the construction of a railway bridge near the Porte de Vincennes.
A concert by Degas, prostitutes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Proust by Jacques-Emile Blanche, recall the contrasts of the company while also illustrated by a series of pictures projected continuously in the exhibition.
The works are preceded by a set of plans and architectural drawings, plans for the Paris Opera, for various theaters, for building social housing for the mayors of the 20 newly created districts, etc..
"Paris at the time of the Impressionists," free exhibition, 5 l'Hôtel de Ville rue Lobau, until 30 July