15 October 2019 to 26 January 2020

Temporary exhibition

Vincenzo Gemito (1852-1929)

The sculptor of the Neapolitan soul


Avenue Winston-Churchill 75008 Paris

Tel : 01 53 43 40 00

Free : - 18 ans

Vincenzo Gemito was one of the strongest personalities in Italian art in the late nineteenth century. Both a sculptor and a draftsman of celebrity portraits and scenes of the everyday life of local people, Gemito was very attached to Naples, his native city. From his triumph at the Paris World's Fair in 1878 to his combat with the mental illness that tormented him, this exhibition—the first in France—retraces the pathway of this artist with an inimitable style blending virtuosity and realism.