The Slovenian Masters of Impressionism Make Their Paris Debut
From 18 April 2013 to 13 July 2013
Slovenia at the turn of the 20th century
The Petit Palais is currently presenting an exhibition entitled 'The Slovenian Impressionists and Their Time, 1890 - 1920.' With this exhibition, visitors can see the original works of four Slovenian masters of impressionism. This exhibit was presented for the first time at the Ljubljana National Gallery, in the context of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union as well as the 90th anniversary of this National Gallery. Now, four Slovenian impressionists — Jakopic, Jama, Grohar and Sternen — can be seen at the Petit Palais, giving the public the chance to discover or rediscover their works a century after they were created. In addition, the exhibit also includes several contemporaries of these masters. As a result, it serves as an introduction to artists such as Ivan Vavpotic, Anton Ažbe and Ivana Kobilca. The Petit Palais will also reveal a collection of sculptures, photographs and architecture that show how the city of Ljubljana recrafted its image after the most destructive earthquake that region had ever seen hit in 1895.