Enjoy an exception visit of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) to see the restoration currently underway of the Mûrier courtyard with François Chatillon, Architecte en chef des Monuments Historiques and Ippolita Romeo, Conservation et Restauration des Biens Culturels, Monuments historiques et oeuvres d’art.
L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year at a site, near Saint-Germain-des-Prés, that it come to occupy by royal decree. Spread over more than two hectares, the buildings of the ENSBA, date from the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries and even in some parts, from the 20th century. Several restorations have been carried out in recent years and some are still underway. Mr. François Chatillon, Architecte en chef des Monuments Historiques, will lead us on the restoration site of “La Cour du Mûrier” which he is in charge of, accompanied by Ippolita Romeo whose teams intervene on for restoration of sculptures, busts and monuments, plaster molding, terracotta antefix and gildings.
“La Cour du Mûrier” is a very popular site with the students, joining the Perret building and the Hôtel de Chimay from the Cour d’Honneur. Transformed by Félix Duban into an Italian “cloister atrium” in 1836 with a central fountain, it is surrounded on three sides by a gallery of arcades in the semicircular and Doric pilasters (former galleries of the cloister of Les Petits Augustins). Painted on the exterior in ocher and sienna, adorned with marble statues of antiques in the arcades, it is decorated inside with frescoes of Italian inspiration, and adorned with plaster copies of the Parthenon friezes.
Métro : Saint Germain des Près
Cost : 45€ Visit in French
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