Like many other places in Paris, monuments, museums and other cultural places have been forced to close their doors. It was therefore necessary to find alternatives to allow lovers of the fine arts to continue to benefit from artistic works in this period of crisis.
Thanks to new technologies, we have seen an improvement in the quality of virtual exhibitions allowing complete immersion from home.
With his smartphone or his computer, the most beautiful sites of the city are revealed thanks to digital. Paris has never been so accessible! Something to take care of for quite a while at this particular time.
Here is a selection of some free online virtual exhibitions to do right now!
Faces of Frida, a virtual exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo:
Google Arts & Culture introduces us to the virtual exhibition Faces of Frida, a retrospective of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. We discover his works with his figurative, self-taught and colorful style. She uses her image to express her emotions, beliefs and pain. 800 paintings including the self-portraits that made him famous, letters, extracts from diaries, and his personal items. The life, work, love and legacy of Frida Kahlo through the eyes of experts and individuals influenced by her artistic talent.
lien : https://artsandculture.google.com/project/frida-kahlo
2. Virtual tour of Claude Monet's house in Giverny
An unprecedented virtual visit to discover the artist's universe, this is what the Maison de Claude Monet offers, the former home of the famous painter, now the museum of the author of the Water Lilies.
The opportunity to discover the place where Claude Monet lived, in Giverny in Normandy, with its famous gardens, immortalized in many works. The virtual tour invites us to enter the artist's home and then move around the different rooms of the house. An unprecedented dive into the intimacy of the artist to better understand his history.
3. Christian Dior's virtual exhibition at the Museums of Decorative Arts
The incredible virtual exhibition "Christian Dior, couturier du rêve" offers us a dreamlike escape into the world of haute couture. More than 70 years of creation unrolling 300 haute couture dresses by this alchemist of fashion and undisputed master of form, well accompanied by his prestigious successors (Galliano, Saint Laurent, Ferré, Bohan…). archive photographs and sketches by Christian Dior which are revealed through the testimonies of historians and seamstresses for a retrospective. A 57-minute video is available on the famous Maison's Youtube channel.
4. A virtual exhibition offered by the Grand Palais on the place of cats in the history of art
Organized by UMA and the Grand Palais, this virtual exhibition introduces us to the representation of cats in the history of art through 75 feline works ranging from ancient Egypt to the 20th century. In an 18th century mansion, you walk among the works with the possibility of clicking on each work to learn more about the history of painting.
Cats have always had a prominent place in art, whether they are the centerpiece of the work, or whether they are simply part of the background. Through this exhibition, we observe the success of felines through the centuries.
5. Virtual exhibition on fashion in Versailles
The Palace of Versailles has set up two virtual exhibitions devoted to Versailles fashion for women and men. Fashion that still inspires great designers today.
The exhibitions attempt to decipher the codes that have emerged around the iconic figure of Marie-Antoinette and the feminine and masculine trends that have resulted from it. A succession of commented portraits on which you just have to zoom in to admire the outfits. You can also go and discover the actors of fashion at that time: seamstresses, corsetières and fashion merchants.
Appearing at court was not that easy!
To keep in touch with culture, don't hesitate to take advantage of the increasingly popular virtual exhibitions. An experience not to be missed!