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Thanks to the support of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, until January 29th, 2018, the world’s most popular museum, the Louvre, will be holding an exhibition dedicated to some drawings from the first half of the 19th century which were created en plein air. 

Being once a fundamental element of the training of young artists, drawing in the open air is actually regarded a very important part of the history of drawing in France. The practice emerged in the 17th century and gradually became very recognized among artists two centuries later.

More than 100 drawings and etchings, as well as a rare selection of some 30 sketchbooks belonging to famous French artists, are present in the exhibition at the Louvre, depicting natural views seeing from different angles.

A unique experience awaits those who want to discover these treasures. So, if you’re one of them, do not hesitate to drop by the Louvre!

Curated by:
Marie-Pierre Salé with the collaboration of Hélène Grollemund, Department of Prints and Drawings, the Louvre Museum.

Useful information:

From October 18, 2017, to January 29, 2018
The Louvre
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
15€ (permanent collections + exhibitions)