Un florilège

IMG_4857Le Petit Palais, in the heart of Paris has two shows dedicated to 18th century art on now through July 9, 2017. One is Le Baroque des Lumières featuring the best paintings from Parisian churches and the other is De Watteau à David. What a century this was far art, from Boucher’s frolicsome picnics, historical paintings, ancient ruins, to the art of the French revolution. The official museum website refers to the twin exhibits as un florilège (uhn flor-e-lege), or a gathering of remarkable things. What a lovely word!

IMG_4858America Collects 18th Century French Painting

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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2 Responses to Un florilège

  1. Nemorino says:

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll try to see these before they close.

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