Chopin's Letters | A special exhibition

Aug 1 - Oct 31 2023       ul. Okólnik 1
This special show presents Fryderyk Chopin's letters from the period when he lived at Place d'Orléans in Paris. Also called Square d'Orléans and Cour d'Orléans, the area was in the heart of the district known as New Athens. Many artists who followed the progressive ideas of the Romantic era settled here.

Here, Chopin and his lover Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (better known by the male pen name George Sand) were neighbours, together with the likes of Pauline Viardot, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Pierre-Joseph Zimmermann, and Jean-Pierre Dantan. Eugène Delacroix and Ary Scheffer had their studios nearby. The friendly conditions of everyday life and meetings of representatives of various arts naturally translated into mutual artistic inspirations. According to George Sand, the inhabitants of the Place d'Orléans formed a community which she called - according to the social thought of Charles Fourier - a kind of phalanstery.
The special screening 'Place d'Orléans | Artists' Enclave in Paris' presents autographs of the composer's letters in a broader artistic and social aspect. It shows Fryderyk Chopin's closest surroundings in the 1840s, when Chopin's need for individuality as an artist was realized among the most important representatives of the artistic life of Paris.



Aug 1 2023 - Oct 31 2023
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