Art & Culture

Family portraits of the Borgias at Musee Maillol

There are not so many people who didn’t hear about the name of Borgia, which for long centuries had been a common noun and a synonym of such notions as treachery, blood, dissipation, war… However, today we’re talking about absolutely other thing.

The Musee Maillol offers us to open a different side of the legendary family of Borgia. And if to be more precise, their relations with the world of art – the side that is usually kept in the background of famous atrocities committed by representatives of this clan.

So it’s very interesting to learn that the Borgias were big fans of art and made a lot supporting many famous Italian masters of the Renaissance.

The exhibition is unique enough, because here you can see some rare works of art (there are paintings of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Titian, Raffaello, Pinturicchio) which have never been presented in French museums.

The exposition is composed from the paintings given by both private collectors and major European institutions.

Okay, we remind that the exhibition’s venue is the Musee Maillol (59-61 rue de Grenelle, Paris 75007), and it will work until the 15th of February, 2015.

Come and get fun!

PS Oops! Don’t miss a chance to see the permanent collection of the museum. It’s rather interesting and has the works painted… for example, by Degas, Picasso, Valadon or Cezanne 😉