Vierge à l’Enfant, Christ bénissant
Huile sur toile, 82 x 65,5 cm
Masterpieces of Lyon's painting from the 17th to the 21st century
from 23 November 2022 to 27 February 2023
This first exhibition of the collection offers a panorama of Lyon’s creation from the 17th century to today.
The collection covers a long period, from the 15th century to the present day. All types of paintings are represented, from still life to landscapes, especially views of Lyon.
This first exhibition is an introduction to rediscover Lyon’s painting, which from the 17th century to the present day has produced so many exciting artists and works.
To discover the Collection is to embark on a journey through time, where one can observe, for example, the close relations between Lyon’s painters and Rome from the 17th to the 19th century, or how original currents of painting have developed over time. It is also to understand why talented artists have chosen to stay in Lyon, at the expense of a national career and on the contrary, how regional artists have made an international career while remaining attached to their roots in Lyon.