At the Petit Palais, visitors to Paris can discover a world that not many people get to see. This is the world of the artist’s workshop, the place where some of the most well-known images have been brought to life. Until February 3, 2013, the Petit Palais is presenting an exhibition called ‘Coulisses de l’Art: de Monet à Picasso’ (‘Behind the Scenes of Art: from Monet to Picasso’). In this exhibition, spectators can see photographs of artists working on pieces that would later become famous.
Guests staying at one of the Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées are conveniently located near the Petit Palais, so planning a visit to this Parisian monument is simple and enjoyable. In this way, visitors can see how artists in the 19th and 20th centuries created their artwork, and they can also gain an understanding of how photography has influenced contemporary society’s image of the artist and the process of creation.
For years, the Petit Palais has made a name for itself on the photography scene, presenting well-received photography exhibitions from various genres. In addition to its permanent collection of photographs, the museum also organizes temporary exhibits on diverse subjects, like photojournalism and modern photography.
With ‘Coulisses de l’Art: de Monet à Picasso,’ the museum has sought to pay tribute to the photography collections of the city of Paris, where many artist workshops have found their homes. In particular, two Parisian institutions have greatly contributed to this exhibit: the Roger-Viollet Agency and the Musée Carnavalet