Private visit of the exhibition "Painting in the open air 1780-1870" at the Fondation Custodia

Nature as seen by the painters


Want to get some fresh air? Come and discover with CultureSecrets the superb exhibition "Peindre en plein air" at the Fondation Custodia. In the company of the director of the Foundation, you will discover these little known works that nevertheless restore the splendor of the world around us...

To know

The exhibition "Painting in the Open Air" brings together more than one hundred and fifty oil studies belonging to the Fondation Custodia in Paris, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and a private collection, and offers a new approach to plein air painting in Europe between 1780 and 1870.
The vast majority of painters would never have considered exhibiting their oil studies. Works of a strictly personal nature, memory aids intended to feed their large studio formats, they were known only to a very limited circle of friends, colleagues or students.
This empirical curiosity offered plein air painters the necessary keys to understanding the natural elements that constitute the raw material of landscape painting. Trees, water, rocks, skies, atmospheric effects are thus each the subject of its own section.

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Practice info:

Wednesday, January 12 - 7pm
Fondation Custodia

121 Rue de Lille,
75007 Paris

Your name will be indicated on a list at the entrance of the event. 
Don't forget your mask and your health pass. 

© Simon Denis (Anvers 1755 – 1813 Naples) - Arbres devant une vallée - Huile sur toile 
©Anton Melbye - Skyrim (Kongsberg, Norvège), 1846 - (Huile sur papier, contrecollé sur carton. – 12 × 30 cm)


121 Rue de Lille, 75007 121 Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris
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