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The Manufacture of Extravagance

90 min visit

Chantilly
Domaine de Chantilly - Jeu de Paume
5 Sep → 3 Jan 2021
From Wednesday to Monday from 10:30 am to 5 pm. Closed Tuesday.

« Delicate and powerful, porcelain will never cease to surprise you! »

Aren't you captivated by 18th century porcelain figurines? They are nevertheless fascinating! Appreciate the Age of Enlightenment differently at the Domaine de Chantilly with a curious exhibition where rock art and contemporary art are mixed together. In the Grands Appartements, the princely porcelains of Meissen and Chantilly are exhibited for the first time in France. They are confronted with the eccentric scenography of the American Peter Marino. Unbelievable but true, the two universes fit together rather well! Highly prized by the high bourgeoisie, porcelain is a revolutionary object for the decorative arts. It is an ancestral Chinese technique, taken up and spread throughout Europe by the Meissen factory at first, then by the Chantilly factory. The taste of the day being exoticism, chinoiseries replaced religious iconography. Never before exhibited in France, it is an exhibition that is at once historical, refined and offbeat. Don't miss this opportunity to (re)discover the 18th century under a different eye!

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