The Silent Partners: Artist's Mannequin exhibition
From 01 April 2015 to 12 July 2015
Used since the Renaissance to advance the art of composition, the "artist
mannequin" or the silent partner is not just a simple doll, but a human-like substitution often of intense significance .
Since the late eighteenth century, Paris has established itself as a center of manufacturing mannequins, whether small or life size. Gradually, the figure of this model has become a subject for many paintings. This exhibition that would be taking place at the Bourdelle Museum in Paris from April ,1st to July, 12th explores the history of the use of these models, including the workshops since the Renaissance to the twentieth century, through a theatrical scenography.
The exhibition is in fact meant to highlight the artist-mannequin relationship, through a selection of 160 works. Though silent, artist mannequins were indispensable in most artistic works from the eighteenth century to recent times. Used originally as an invisible accessory show once the work has finished, to become a major element of most works since the nineteenth century.
This exhibition is organised by the Musée Bourdelle with the support of the city of London, the British Council and the Fitzwilliam Museum where it was first presented.
Remember to consider a visit to The Musée Bourdelle during your stay at the Hotel Cambon , it would be a great occasion to know more about Paris.
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