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From 30 November 2019 to 8 March 2020, the exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts) looks at the study of drapes, often depicted in the world of art, whether in drawings, paintings or sculptures. 

 Archives | Last updated date : 10/03/2020

Drapes have always been regarded with fascination, as they both conceal and reveal forms, with sensuality and gentleness, elegantly preserving the modesty of nudes. However, this fascination also requires the mastery needed to give the impression of fluidity and volume.

The exhibition looks at these questions, as well as the techniques of the artists, the play of shadows and light, the impression of volume and movement, by displaying many drawings by masters of the Renaissance to the present day, such as Dürer, Michelangelo, Poussin, Gustave Moreau, Ingres and Degas, as well as paintings, photographs and sculptures, including works by Rodin...

Admission to the Museum and its exhibition is included in the Lyon City Card.


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