Article - 1 March 2021
The sculptor, master of his material
13 January 2009
Stone sculpture which has resisted the ravages of time is better known than sculpture in wood, which is perishable, or bronze, which was often melted down for other uses. It decorates the exterior and interior of buildings (temples, palaces, villas, tombs), presented as a frieze, relief, haut-relief or in-the-round. Sculpture comes in various sizes : it may be monumental, life size or reduced to small models of a few centimetres. Ancient sculptors favoured local materials: granite or greywacke in Egypt, marble in Greece, jade in China… Over the centuries, they developed astonishing talent. Mastering techniques, they defied the material and gave it increasingly realistic forms (resembling reality).
Article - 23 March 2021
On 12 March 2021, the Grand Palais closed entirely in order to start a renovation phase that will last until 2024.
Article - 28 October 2020
Due to the Coronavirus, the Grand Palais is temporarily closed, and our upcoming exhibition have been postponed (Noir & Blanc a photographic aesthetic).
Article - 11 June 2020
Book your ticket for the exhibition Pompeii in Grand Palais ! (1st July - 2 November 2020) !