Musée Jean Couty
1 Place Henri Barbusse - 69009 Lyon 9ème
From the banks of the Saône to the ports of Brittany, and from Île Barbe to the shores of the Indian Ocean, the museum is taking visitors on a journey by the water’s edge through some of Jean Couty’s finest water landscapes.
Based on the theme of water, the museum is putting on a retrospective featuring a selection of the artist’s works from the early 1930s to the end of his life in 1991.
You are invited on a journey to rivers, seas and oceans, from Brittany to the Indian Ocean, via the Mediterranean, a timeless sea that has shaped generations of artists since Antiquity.
Like Joseph Vernet, who, on request from Louis XV of France, went on a tour of the kingdom to paint views of its ports during the second half of the eighteenth century, Jean Couty also depicted France’s ports in his works (Saint-Malo, Concarneau, La Rochelle…), as well as foreign seas and waterfront cities (the Serenissima Venice, Santorini, Taormina…)
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