As a matter of fact, a complex, not to say ambivalent character, Baltard was constantly torn between the affirmation of the artistic nature of his work and his thirst for technical innovation.
The exhibition aims to demonstrate that far from being incompatible, both of these preoccupations played a part in nourishing his creativity. To achieve this, it gathers very different artworks (architectural drawings, models, old photographs, engravings, paintings, furniture, stained glass, etc.), which illustrate both facets of Baltard: the artist who, following Ingres and Flandrin, directed the decoration of Parisian churches and later the Hôtel de Ville, and the builder who made fruitful use of metal and, together with Haussmann, created the new face of the capital city.
CuratorAlice Thomine-Berrada, curator at the Musée d'Orsay, with the collaboration of Isabelle Loutrel, curator of Historic monuments in Drac of the Champagne-Ardenne
This exhibition has been produced with the generous support of Rungis Marché International
And the participation ofSony