Guided tour « Fantin Latour : à fleur de peau » at Musée du Luxembourg 4 November 2016



The evocative title sums up perfectly the subject of the exhibition, as Fantin-Latour, torn between the need to represent reality but sincerely carried away by a powerful need to escape, according to a multi-form work, full of surprises, poetry and sensitivity.

Unclassifiable painter, Manet's friend but refusing Impressionism, the heightened romanticism of his early self-portraits gave way to realism poetized by the delicacy and subtlety rendering of light expressed through still-lifes which he is best specialist in the nineteenth century. He gives bunches of flowers the sensuality of a portrait where a branch protruding would like a bit rebellious, constantly seeking the balance between order and disorder, balance and imbalance. Exalted by the music of Schumann, Berlioz or Wagner, Fantin-Latour explored also, with relish, a later vein that the closer to the Symbolists, where he let his imagination run, trying to transcribe harmonies, enchanting transpositions of musical emotions . An opportunity to smell the classic perfumes of floral family.


Musée du Luxembourg - 19 rue de Vaugirard  - 75006 Paris

RER : ligne B, arrêt Luxembourg (sortie Jardin du Luxembourg)

Métro : ligne 4, arrêt Saint Sulpice ; ligne 10, arrêt Mabillon

Schedule: start 7:30 PM

Appointment at 7:15 PM

Booking: – Tel : 06 60 63 68 80

Rate (SAO's member):

Entrance + guided tour: 25€ (Payment by bank check payable to the SAO or cash the D-day)

Pursuant Vigipirate plan, baggage will not be accepted. The controls are strengthened to the museum entrance.