An Original and Fascinating Exhibition: The Modernity of Paris

An Original and Fascinating Exhibition: The Modernity of Paris

Concluding a trilogy of exhibitions dedicated to Paris, the Petit Palais offers, until April 14, an original and dynamic approach to the years 1905-1925. Just a fifteen-minute walk from the O.lysée Hotel, take the time to immerse yourself in these years that disrupted so much, from an artistic, technological, and societal perspective.


Pivotal Years

After sections dedicated to Romantic Paris 1815-1858 and Paris 1900 – City of Spectacle, the Petit Palais now focuses on the final part of its trilogy, covering twenty years that changed everything. The originality lies in its focus on both chronological and geographical aspects. It narrows its field of study to the Champs-Élysées neighborhood, which witnessed both the major exhibitions of contemporary art that caused scandal and the success of iconic fashion houses, reflecting the evolution of customs in general.


Diverse Artworks

Certainly, painting is at the heart of the Petit Palais exhibition. It features works by Delaunay, Braque, Picasso, Nijinski, and others. Women finally find their place, including Marie Laurencin and Marie Vassilieff. However, artistic creation is put into perspective with fashion—creations by Paul Poiret and Jeanne Lanvin are presented—and technology—vintage airplanes and cars, along with numerous documents, photos, and archives. This comprehensive reconstruction thus highlights all the changes that occurred between the Belle Époque and the Roaring Twenties.


As entertaining and dazzling as it is scholarly and sophisticated, the new exhibition at the Petit Palais, dedicated to the modernity of Paris, demonstrates the complexity of an era where everything is questioned. To save time, remember to book your tickets before arriving at the O.lysée Hotel.


More information about the Petit Palais here

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