Browse the representations of the feminine with tragic and romantic accents of the 19th century, in painting, literature and on stage, at the Musée de la Vie romantique.
In the early nineteenth century, artists from all walks of life, such as Marie d'Orléans, Eugène Delacroix, George Sand, Anne-Louis Girodet ... forge a particular vision of the female. Their heroines are called romantic. Why? They live strong passions, experience despair and melancholy, love and die of love. Often eroticized by the male gaze, they embody a sacrificed femininity, where the status of women is disadvantaged by the Napoleonic Civil Code of 1804.
The Musée de la Vie romantique takes up this little-explored subject in the exhibition "Romantic Heroines", through a selection of a hundred works, enriched with sound and audiovisual content, and the artists' portraits question the Romantic movement's view of women and the posterity of these heroines.
A rich cultural program accompanies the exhibition. To prepare your visit or to complete it, we r
Until September 4, 2022
Museum of Romantic Life
16 Rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris
Your ticket will be sent to you by post on working days.
Photo credits: Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard (1780-1850), Joan of Arc at the stake, 1822, © Agence Albatros /Réunion des Musées Métropolitains Rouen Normandie // Léopold Burthe (1823- 1860), Ophelia 1852, oil on canvas, 62,3 x 100,3 cm Poitiers, Musée Sainte-Croix © Musée de Poitiers / Christian Vignaud