French Art

Following the restitution of Nicolas de Largillière’s 18th century masterwork Madame de Parabère or Portrait of a Lady as Pomona by the Dresden State Art Collections to the heirs of the renowned…
This will be the first-ever exhibition at The Met to explore the work of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hand-drawn animation. It will examine Walt Disney’s personal fascination with European art and…
This self-portrait, exhibited in Paris in 1895, came with a caption from an unnamed male art critic noting that “this woman” often had critics assume the work had been painted by a man, because no…
Auctioneer Antoine Petit spotted Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s "Philosopher Reading"—which, on June 26, 2021, sold for £6.6 million ($9.2 million)—during a standard estate inventory of a Parisian apartment.
At a time when figuration is the dominant way of working in the international art world, New York’s Richard Taittinger Gallery takes a look back at an important figurative art movement in Europe in…
This Spring, Phillips presents a rare opportunity to view the smoking room ‘Les Palmiers’, designed by Jean Dunand from 1930-1936 for the Parisian apartment of Mademoiselle Collette Aboucaya on rue…
Widely recognized as a symbol for love and affection, the heart shape has evolved over centuries.
Master artist Zao Wou-Ki was a Chinese-French painter who was one of the very first to make the link between eastern and western art. In this Sotheby’s video, hear how his painting ‘12.12.68’ is…