Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens Parisian exhibition

Fran├žois Boucher, (French, 1703–1770), Lady Fastening Her Garter (also known as La Toilette), 1742. Oil on canvas. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. (Via Art Daily).

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston was recently featured in Art Daily for the opening of their newest exhibition: Life and Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris.

The exhibition allows viewers a glimpse of the day-to-day activities of elite 18th century Parisians, including dressing, writing, collecting and evening entertaining.

Made up of nearly 160 objects, half on loan from 26 museums and private collections, the exhibition contains a wide range of paintings, sculpture, applied arts, drawings, metalwork, furniture, architectural fittings, lighting and hearth fixtures, scientific and musical instruments, clocks and watches, textiles and dress, books, and maps.

Click here to read the full article about this exhibition in Art Daily.

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