Paris is the city which was home to some of the most famous artists in the world. There are numerous museums in Paris, which display the artworks of these artists. This includes the Louvre museum, Musée d’Orsay, etc. Thousands of people visit Paris just to see the artworks displayed in these museums. However, you don’t need to visit these museums necessarily. If you are on your Paris tours and want to see and learn more about the artists, their lives and their works, you may choose to visit the homes and studios of some of these artists.
The studios and homes of many of the artists of Paris are open for public visits. These are the sites where they earned great achievements in the field of art. Here are some of the homes and studios of Parisian artists which are open, to be visited by art lovers and tourists.
This is one of the most famous museums in the city. The works of the famous French sculptor Rodin are exhibited here. From the year 1908, the ground floor of Hôtel Biron was the workspace and center to collect his works. He requested the government to allow him to convert it into a museum to exhibit his works. The wish was granted, and thus it became a museum, which is now visited by people from around the world.
This was the last studio and apartment of Eugène Delacroix, the chief of the French Romantic School of painters. Even when many of his famous works are housed in the Louvre, there are exhibits from all periods of his life displayed here, which will help the visitor to understand the life and career of the artist. The impact that he had on the Impressionists can also be understood through the displays here.
Émile-Antoine Bourdelle was an assistant to Rodin and a very serious admirer of him. In 1885, he shifted to his studio and home on the street named Impasse du Maine. Like Rodin, Bourdelle also had the desire to convert his work area into a museum and this dream was realized only long years after his death. Today one can see more than 500 of his sculptures displayed in the museum. These are works made in bronze, marble, and plaster and there are also many paintings of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and Eugène Delacroix from the personal collection of the artist.
Make sure you go on a Rodin Museum tour or a tour to the museums mentioned here, during your trip to Paris.