French art


Bring on Pierrot, the clumsy clown: new book explores the impact of a bumbling stock character on French art

Marika Takanishi Knowles's monograph focuses on Pierrot’s rise to ubiquity in French culture

Théodore Rousseau, the early eco-warrior, gets Paris show

The leader of the Barbizon School was a cultural and social rebel, and a precursor of environmentalism

Gustave Moreau’s 34 surviving Fables watercolours get a very rare outing

The 19th-century French symbolist's works will go on show at Waddesdon Manor before travelling to Paris

A catalogue demonstrates Boucher’s mastery of the 'Chinese' taste

The essays in this book investigate the many facets of this extraordinary 18th-century fashion

Degas’ love of the Paris opera house is brought to the fore in this catalogue

The artist used a variety of devices to explore the interior of the Opéra Garnier throughout his career

Versailles goes virtual as French government launches digital programme to help history students on lockdown

The palace’s online platform will offer virtual reality experiences and a Game of Thrones-themed quiz


Despite its 'hybrid' approach, the Met's catalogue on French painting lacks detailed analysis

When used together, the New York museum’s print catalogue and supplementary website on their 18th-century French works make an excellent initial resource but offer little new information


National Gallery definitively catalogues 'small but perfectly formed' collection of French 18th century paintings

Humphrey Wine’s lavishly illustrated book details the London museum's 60 authentic works and 12 replicas, copies or pastiches

Objects from Matisse’s studio travel for first time

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will be the first place outside of France to have this honour


Books: A far from academic set-up at the Académie royale

The Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture promoted “diversity of manners” rather than stylistic unity

Roger Benjamin's study into the colonial relationship between Modernism and Orientalism

This study investigates how North African artists were influenced by French artists—and vice versa

Art marketarchive

How has the Hain affair affected the market?

Prices have never been higher, but selectivity is vital

Art marketarchive

Alliance to sell Beistegui house

(Paris) Impatient with the French parliament in passing the bill to open up the French auction market, Sotheby’s goes into partnership with Poulain-Le Fur

Bonnard's modern mindset on show at the Tate

Exhibition opens 12th February with around 300 works on view

Art marketarchive

Cautious sales in a buoyant French auction market

Good pickings for private collectors at Drouot auctions

Los Angeles' County Museum of Art to hold exhibition of French Art sourced from Southern Californian collections

Monet, Renoir and Picasso will be some of the big names represented in the show, opening 9 June