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Visions exhibition of Opal and Orient. Virginie Demont-Breton


Born in Courrières in 1859, Virginie Demont-Breton is the daughter of the famous painter Jules Breton. Very early on, the young woman devoted herself to painting and, together with her husband Adrien Demont, became one of the reference figures of the painters' colony of Wissant, where they lived in their Typhonium villa. Daughter, companion and mother of an artist, Virginie Demont-Breton imposes herself above all as an artist herself. She is the second woman distinguished painter in 1894 of the Legion of Honor nearly 30 years after her elder Rosa Bonheur. She is committed to the defense of women in art by joining at 24 the first society of women artists in France. From 1895 to 1901 she presided over the union of women painters and sculptors and defended notable advances such as the entry of women at the National School of Fine Arts and their participation in the Prix de Rome. The exhibition wishes to pay tribute to this artist's commitment by stopping at a particular moment in her career.In 1895 Virginie Demont-Breton brings back sketches and landscapes from her trip to North Africa that will inspire her work Ishmael. The painting, given by the artist at the Museum of Boulogne-sur-Mer in 1925, is the major piece of an orientalist parenthesis of the artist remained unknown to this day. It is also the first painting she presents at the Salon while she is president of the Union of Women Painters and Sculptors and the study for Ismaël the last she exposes at the twilight of her life in 1935. Around a selection of works including several unpublished, visitors are invited to discover or rediscover the painting recently restored Ismaël and how the work reveals a subtle artist with deep-rooted beliefs. General Commissariat Elikya Kandot, Curator of Heritage, Director of the Boulogne-sur-Mer Museum Gaëlle Etesse, Head of Collections at the Boulogne-sur-Mer Museum Scientific Advisory Board Jérôme Fourmanoir, Doctor of Art History Annette Bourrut-Lacouture, Historian of the specialist art of Jules Breton.AROUND THE EXHIBITION The visits of the exhibition - Inaugural visit with the curators of the exhibition - Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 15h. - Visits discovered- Saturdays at 15h from February 10 to March 3, April 7 and 14, 2018. - Visits in sign language by a guide interpreter - Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 15:00. - Lunch Tour - Virginie Demont-Breton (1859-1935) - Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm. Groups (on reservation) For information on rates and booking conditions please contact the public service. or Young audience workshops Happy days at the museum During the holidays, the cultural mediators await you for this rendez-vous full of surprises to share a happy moment between children. Public: 7-14 years old. Wednesdays February 28th, March 7th and Fridays March 2nd and March 9th, 2018 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Meetings and conferences For the duration of the exhibition is proposed a series of meetings and conference Free, in the limit of the places available.- Conference, Wissant School, Jean-Marie Ball, president of the association art and history of Wissant - Friday, February 9, 2018 at 18h. - Lecture, Orientalism, Jerome Fourmanoir, doctor in art history - Friday, April 13, 2018 at 18h. - Encounters with women artists (in the context of Women's Month) In partnership with Le Quadrant, the Boulogne-sur-Mer library network and the Valentine Hugo exhibition, the carnival of shadows (Bibliothèque des Annonciades, 17 March to 9 June 2018) Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2018. - Conference, The Union of Women Painters and Sculptors - Roberta Serra, PhD student in Art History, Paul Valéry University - Montpellier III Saturday 24 March 2018 (schedule confirm) - Visit-café - The woman in art - Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 15h. - See you at the Annonciades Library (upcoming program) Publication Looking at Ishmael of Virginia Demont-Breton, 48 pages, 2017, ed. Invenit, 12 euros Documentation Center The documentation center welcomes you from Monday to Friday from 10h to 12h15 and from 14h to 17h30.A selection of books around the exhibition is available. Booking recommended Mediation course A fun course is offered to the young audience in the exhibition. PRACTICAL INFORMATION Schedules from 1st October to 2nd May: Every day except Tuesday from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm Access: Fortified town / Count's Castle, Rue de Bernet 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer Rates: Permanent collections: 5 € or 3 € / Temporary exhibition: 3 € or 2 € / Combined ticket 6 € or 4 € / Free for children under 16 Information and standard: / http: //musee.ville / /

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