Exhibition 'Antonio de La Gandara, gentilhomme-peintre de la Belle Époque'

Cultural

From Saturday 03 November 2018 to Sunday 24 February 2019

Every day except Friday

14:00 to 18:00

Exceptionally closed : Sunday 11 November 2018

Exceptionally closed : Tuesday 25 December 2018

Exceptionally closed : Tuesday 01 January 2019

Location : Musée Lambinet
  • Antonio de la Gandara

Presentation

By dedicating to the painter Antonio de La Gandara his first retrospective since his disappearance in 1917, the Lambinet Museum pays homage to a talented artist whose notoriety resurfaced with the return to grace of the Belle Epoque.
By dedicating to the painter Antonio de La Gandara his first retrospective since his disappearance in 1917, the Lambinet Museum pays homage to a talented artist, unjustly abandoned, whose notoriety resurfaced with the return to grace of the Belle Epoque on the artistic level .

A great friend of Versailles, he made his first visit at the invitation of Robert de Montesquiou, who was then living at 53 avenue de Paris (nowadays 93). The painter never stopped coming back, especially to paint the gardens of the castle park, even going as far as renting a summer residence in Versailles, from 1911.

A man of his time, Gandara frequented worldly salons, the Opera and the theater world to find his inspiration and his models. He was then familiar with the Countess of Noailles, Anatole France, Henri de Regnier, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Maurice Barres, but also Debussy, Saint-Saens and Satie.

The exhibition Antonio de La Gandara, gentleman-painter of the Belle Epoque, with 120 works and a hundred objects and documents, presents all the richness of the course and the different facets of the talent of La Gandara. It has been made possible thanks to the numerous works kept by the painter's descendants, the loans of private collectors, as well as those of several museums and institutions, in particular the departmental museum of the Oise, in Beauvais. The exhibition also dialogues with the collection of Belle Époque portraits preserved at the Lambinet museum, highlighted for the occasion.
 
Curator of the exhibition: Xavier Mathieu, biographer and president of the Association of Friends of Antonio de La Gandara
Scenography: Jérôme Dumoux, Myartdesign
Catalog: Antonio de la Gandara, gentleman-painter of the Belle Epoque (Gourcuff Gradenigo edition 144 pages, 190 ill.- Price: 24 €)
 
Antonio de La Gandara (1861-1917)
Born to a Mexican father and an English mother, Antonio de La Gandara attended the National School of Fine Arts and joined the classes of Gérôme and Cabanel at the age of 16. In 1882, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français where he received his first medal. In 1885 he met Count Robert de Montesquiou-Fézansac and his friend Gabriel Yturri. Seduced by the works of the artist, inspired by those of Goya, Ribot and Velasquez, the count works to make the young painter known to the aristocracy to elevate him to the rank of worldly painter, what history retain.
General information
  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Exhibition

Tarifs

FaresRates periodDates Min Max
Plein tarifThe whole year through03/11/2018 - 24/02/20196.00€
Tarif réduitThe whole year through03/11/2018 - 24/02/20194.00€
Contact
Musée Lambinet
Phone : +33 1 30 97 28 75
Location
Musée Lambinet
Antonio de La Gandara, gentilhomme-peintre de la Belle Époque
54 Boulevard de la Reine
78000
Versailles
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French