Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

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Tells the story of the École des Beaux Arts and its profound influence on late seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European visual culture. It features 208 art works from the École’s collection, including works by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David.

Accompanies a major travelling exhibition with the following venues: Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK, June 21 September 14, 2014; Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, NM, October 12, 2014 January 4, 2015; The Baker Museum, Naples, FL, February 19 May 17, 2015; Portland Art Museum, OR, June 13 September 13, 2015.


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Guest Curator Emmanuel Schwartz, is Chief Curator of Heritage at the École des Beaux-Arts,Paris.

Emmanuelle Brugerolles is Chief Curator of Drawings at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

Patricia Mainardi is Professor Emerita, Doctoral Program in Art History, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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"Even if you are unable to see Gods and Heroes in person, consider acquiring the handsome catalogue that accompanies it"―Sarah Hassan, Fine Art Connoisseur

"This glossy catalogue of paintings, drawings and sculptures from Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts examines its fundamental influence upon Western art during the late 17th, 18th and 19th century"―Justin Postlethwaite & Florence Derrick, France Today

"A visual and informative delight for all who are interested in painting, drawing and sculpture"–Tim Forrest's E & A blog


"Even if you are unable to see Gods and Heroes in person, consider acquiring the handsome catalogue that accompanies it" Sarah Hassan, Fine Art Connoisseur

"This glossy catalogue of paintings, drawings and sculptures from Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts examines its fundamental influence upon Western art during the late 17th, 18th and 19th century" Justin Postlethwaite & Florence Derrick, France Today

"A visual and informative delight for all who are interested in painting, drawing and sculpture" Tim Forrest's E & A blog

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