Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life

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Discover the daring art of Louis-Leopold Boilly in the first UK exhibition devoted to one of the most important artists of revolutionary France

Working in a polically turbulent Paris, Boilly witnessed the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the Restoration of the French Monarchy.

From controversially seductive interior scenes, which saw him get into trouble with the authorities, to ‘first-of-their-kind’ everyday street scenes and clever trompe l’oeils, this exhibition shows Boilly’s daring responses to the changing political environment and art market he encountered, and highlights his sharp powers of observation and wry sense of humour.

Focusing on 20 works from a British private collection never previously displayed or published, ‘Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life' celebrates an artist who is little known in Britain and provides unparalleled context for our Boilly, A Girl at a Window.

Image above: Louis-Léopold Boilly, 'A Carnival on the Boulevard du Crime', 1832 © The Ramsbury Manor Foundation Photo © courtesy the Trustees

The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
WC2N 5DN London
United kingdom
+44 (0)20 7747 2885
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/...

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Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life The National Gallery Main address: The National Gallery Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DN London, United kingdom The National Gallery Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DN London, United kingdom Discover the daring art of Louis-Leopold Boilly in the first UK exhibition devoted to one of the most important artists of revolutionary France

Working in a polically turbulent Paris, Boilly witnessed the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the Restoration of the French Monarchy.

From controversially seductive interior scenes, which saw him get into trouble with the authorities, to ‘first-of-their-kind’ everyday street scenes and clever trompe l’oeils, this exhibition shows Boilly’s daring responses to the changing political environment and art market he encountered, and highlights his sharp powers of observation and wry sense of humour.

Focusing on 20 works from a British private collection never previously displayed or published, ‘Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life' celebrates an artist who is little known in Britain and provides unparalleled context for our Boilly, A Girl at a Window.

Image above: Louis-Léopold Boilly, 'A Carnival on the Boulevard du Crime', 1832 © The Ramsbury Manor Foundation Photo © courtesy the Trustees
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