12 Jan → 12 Dec 2021
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Monday.
The work of Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) was always influenced by music. If there was one major figure who inspired him more than anything else, it was Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). The figure of the German musician never ceased to inhabit the thoughts of the French sculptor. Almost eighty of these sculptures represent him, and are sometimes hidden self-portraits of Bourdelle. At this level, one can almost speak of adoration! Drawings, photographs and archives of all kinds about the mythical Beethoven show Bourdelle's obsession with the virtuoso composer. Not only does the exhibition affirm this artistic admiration, but it also establishes a filiation between the two artists who were separated by a generation. Bourdelle himself said: "In my turn, with a tenacious premeditation, I took the floor after him. A moving face to face between two precocious artists!