The recent re-opening of the museum of the Parisian symbolist painter, Gustave Moreau, in the Nouvelle-Athènes district has inspired us to talk about artists’ studios in Paris..
The renovation of the ground floor of the Moreau museum has respected the painter’s request that his house and studio be preserved by the State.
Go and visit this place steeped in history (it was here that, at the end of the 19th Century, Moreau used to host the great intellectuals and artists of his time, such as Degas, Wilde and Debussy…)
Other artists’ studios in Paris
There are plenty of other artists’ studios you can visit. And most of these are contemporary…
The options in Paris are infinite..
Every year the Apla organisation (Artistes du Père-Lachaise Associés) throws open its doors for curious visitors to share its art with the city of Paris. The Journée des Porte Ouvertes 2017 it will take place from 6-8 May from 14:00 to 20:00.
Consider setting time aside between 29th May- 1st June to visit the district of Belleville. An area historic for its ethnic diversity following waves of immigration in the 20th Century , Belleville has become home to lots of artists since the 1980s, often investing in old working-class homes.
Take a look at this map or this excellent list of galleries in Beleville.
On that same weekend, if you’re feeling lively, go on to Frigos, a unique place that fights for its survival every day in the middle a neighborhood that’s been transforming through metal and glass construction in the last 10 years. It’s an eccentric location (a former cold-storage warehouse) and often attracts divisive artists.