Marie-Antoinette - metamorphoses of an image
It is perfectly fitting to find Marie-Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI and Queen of France at La Conciergerie, at the very place where she lived out the last ten weeks of her life before her execution in 1793 in Place de la Concorde, during the dark years of the French Revolution. She now lies in the basilica of Saint-Denis, the last place of residence of the Kings and Queens of France, alongside her husband.
With almost 200 Works, the “Marie-Antoinette, métamorphoses d’une image” exhibition focuses on the many different representations of this woman, one who was already famous during her lifetime before becoming a genuine icon after her death. The portraits by Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, the archives from her trial or La Gazette des Atours de la Reine (Gazette of the Queen’s garments) combine well with the film costumes and accessories or the contemporary works from artists such as Pierre and Gilles.
Both the real and imagined Marie-Antoinette remain as fascinating as ever and continue to occupy a place in our collective imaginations.
A must-see exhibition!
Don’t miss the Pass Marie-Antoinette to discover 4 emblematic sites in Paris Region that marked the queen’s destiny !
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Days and opening hours
From 16/10/2019 to 26/01/2020, daily between 9.30 am and 6 pm.