15.09.17 - 17.12.17
Petit Palais, Paris

Along with Sargent, Sorolla, Boldini, and Besnard, Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was one of the major figures of the Swedish painting in the turn of the 19th century. Zorn was a visible disciple of an international style that was both modern and masterful, where energetic brushwork combined with bold composition and lighting create elegant portraits that were also great works of art. This first retrospective in Paris should mark the return to grace of a master who remains very popular in Scandinavia, and was celebrated with success in San Francisco and New York in 2013-2014.

In addition to showcasing the society portraitist and champion of Swedish folklore and nature, this exhibition reveals Zorn's remarkable talent as a watercolourist and etcher, as well as his heretofore unknown photography skills. This presentation boasts some of the most beautiful pieces from the Zorn Museum in Mora and exceptional works from the National museum in Stockholm, a project partner, along with loans from other Scandinavian and French institutions.

Curators : Johan Cederlund, Director of Zornmuseet, Mora
Carl-Johan Olsson, Curator of 19th-century paintings at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm
Christophe Leribault, Director of the Petit Palais
Scenography : Atelier Maciej Fiszer
Lightings : Sarah Scouarnec
Graphic Design : Bastien Morin
Contractor : Paris Musée / Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris
Surface area : 800 m²

Photo Credits B. Fougeirol and Maciej Fiszer