Hundred portraits for a century
Exhibition at the Lascaris palace until June 30th 2021, 15 right street, 06000 Nice, daily open except Thursdays, May 1rst, (10am - 6pm), phone : 04.93.62.72.40.
The birth of portrait making goes back to the painting origins because this type of art reproduces at the same scale living topics. At the 18th century the Royal Academy of painting makes into a hierarchy of the different painting styles and put portraits just before historical topics. Portraits own different meanings : it can be a gift or giving official people more popular. Famous painters like Van Loo, Vigée Le Brun , Duplessis or Ducreux become specialists of that art. The Lascaris palace long time house of the Lascaris family underline portraits representing artistocrats or civil servants of the 18th century among music instruments.