Nicolas Poussin, Charles Le Brun, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Eugène Delacroix, Odilon Redon…, but additionally Victor Hugo and Charles Baudelaire. Entitled “The Power of Drawing. Masterpieces from the Prat assortment ", an exhibition affords a panorama of French drawing from 1580 to 1900, on the Petit Palais, in Paris (till October 4). A group created in 1974 by Louis-Antoine and Véronique Prat – then married, and enrolled within the fourth yr on the Ecole du Louvre – which focuses on the French college earlier than 1900 and offers satisfaction of place to the human determine and landscapes (like these, uncommon, of Gustave Courbet and Paul Cézanne).
“A group is made with probability and based on its monetary prospects. You additionally want a glance and a capability to take dangers (like Nicolas Mignard). It took – with my spouse – forty-five years earlier than bringing collectively the 200 and twenty items that represent it. We determined to construct a group that mirrored French design over three centuries. It was offered to the general public for the primary time in 1995 on the Louvre Museum: it appeared essential to us to exhibit it twenty-five years later to point out its evolution ", confides Louis-Antoine Prat, additionally president of the Pals of the Louvre Society. Here’s a choice commented by himself.