Drawing in the Open Air

Drawing in the Open Air
Widely regarded a fundamental element of the training of young artists in the 19th century, the practice of drawing outdoors was and still till today considered an essential part of the history of drawing, if not an artwork in its own right.

The Louvre Museum Paris offers you the opportunity to examine some of the drawings that go back to that period in particular through an exhibit that assembles more than one hundred works of drawing en plein air.

Drawings, etchings, and many sketchbooks by renowned artists are put on exhibition, depicting nature with its different features.

“Drawing in the Open Air” was made possible thanks to the support of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It opened on October 18th, 2017, and will continue until January 29th, 2018.

Curated by:
Marie-Pierre Salé with the collaboration of Hélène Grollemund, Department of Prints and Drawings, the Louvre Museum.

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From October 18, 2017, to January 29, 2018

The Louvre
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

15€ (permanent collections + exhibitions)