Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world

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Located in the heart of south west France, the Ingres museum reopens after three years of work and a complete renovation.
 
The only Ingres museum in the world, this flagship of French culture houses an exceptional collection of paintings and drawings of the master, the largest after the Louvre Museum in Paris.      
Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
 
For its reopening, the Musée Ingres Bourdelle highlights four exhibitions to be discovered in the different areas of the museum, which allows the museum to diversify the approach of the collections, evolving between the art of the 19th century and those of more distant times, while adressing modern forms of contemporary art.
 
Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
 

Dans l’atelier d’Ingres

Du 14 décembre 2019 au 07 juin 2020
The institution’s collection of the drawings of Ingres is, with its 4507 works, the largest collection in the world dedicated to the artist. The art is on display facing other pieces from the artist's private collection. All the drawings from this collection are among the most beautiful of the museum.
This set gives a glimpse of the huge place given to the line drawn in its aesthetic design.
"Drawing is the integrity of art," Ingres kept telling to his students.
All the different assembled techniques (graphite pencil, black chalk, heightened white, watercolor…) testify of the ingenuity of this virtuoso master’s hand.
Associated to the magnificent collection of antiques consitued by Ingres all along his life, the drawings shown also reveal the various functions that the master attributed to them, often using those as memory tools in which he fixed the forms of objects and works as visualized, inexhaustible source of inspiration.  
Some of the art serves as preparatory research used for the development of his paintings, and others exist as pure graphic wonders.
 
Le Violon d’Ingres. From Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
Le Violon d’Ingres 
Fin XVIII° siècle et Paris, milieu du XIX° siècle
Petit entier / Erable et épicéa
MI.2008.0.897 - Legs Ingres, 1867
Copyright : Ville de Montauban, musée Ingres Bourdelle
 
Le Songe d’Ossian, 1813. From Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
Jean-Auguste-Dominique INGRES 
Montauban, 1780 – Paris, 1867
Le Songe d’Ossian, 1813
Huile sur toile
MI.867.70 
Copyright : Ville de Montauban, musée Ingres Bourdelle /cliché Marc Jeanneteau
 
La vierge (mains et pieds). From Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
Expo Atelier Ingres
Jean-Auguste-Dominique INGRES
Montauban, 1780 - Paris, 1867 
La vierge (mains et pieds)
Graphite sur papier bleu
Etude pour le Vœux de Louis XIII
MI 867.2592– Legs Ingres, 1867
 
 

Constellation Ingres Bourdelle

From  14 december 2019 till 7 june 2020
33 artwork, paintings and sculptures have been selected among the national collections around the artistic duo Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Antoine Bourdelle, both native from Montauban.
Each piece has been chosen to develop an unusual approach in the museum and renew the way to look at this two artists by providing complements. 
Ingres talking to his students : Amaury Duval, Lehmann, and many others, but also with his heirs, wise or impertinent.
The works of Bourdelle are confronted to the one of Rodin and the presence of paintings from Edgard Degas and Maurice Denis draws the environment of the artistic creation of this era.
These loans are the testimony of trades between Montauban city, its museum and famous institutions as the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Picasso and Bourdelle museums, Rodin museum and many others…
 
Martial Raysse Made in Japan : La Grande Odalisque, 1964 © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Philippe Migeat. From Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
Expo Constellation
Martial Raysse Made in Japan : La Grande Odalisque, 1964 © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Philippe Migeat 
 
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Portrait de Madame Caroline Gonse, 1852. From Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
Jean-Auguste-Dominique INGRES 
Montauban, 1780 – Paris, 1867
Portrait de Madame Caroline Gonse, 1852
Huile sur toile
MI.28.2.1
Copyright : Ville de Montauban, musée Ingres Bourdelle/cliché Marc Jeanneteau
 
Héraklès Archer, 1909, Bourdelle. From Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
Emile-Antoine BOURDELLE 
Montauban, 1861 - Le Vésinet, 1929
Héraklès Archer, 1909
Plâtre patiné brun clair 
MI.53.8.1 - Don de Madame veuve Bourdelle en 1953
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A highly coveted place from the count’s castle to the 21st century museum : the musée Ingres Bourdelle 

From 14 december 2019 till 7 june 2020 
 
During the period of works, this exhibition which invites to a memory trip, has been shown at the Centre d’Interprétation d’Architecture et du Patrimoine (CIAP) and today in the new gallery space after rehabilitation.
Exhibited works and documents reveal the story of the building from the birth of the city in 1144 untill today. An espiscopal palace was built on the area following the construction of a count’s castle. The Revolution projects the building in different speres and it becomes city Hall, drawing school, and Ingres museum. There are almost nine centuries of turbulent history and brick architecture to relive.
 
A highly coveted place from the count’s castle to the 21st century museum : the musée Ingres Bourdelle
 
Projet de rénovation du musée Ingres, Maquette, agence Bach Nguyen architecture. From Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
Expo Site
Projet de rénovation du musée Ingres, Maquette, agence Bach Nguyen architecture 
 
Etude d’après le modèle Joseph, dit aussi Etude de noir,  1839, Chasseriau. From Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
Théodore CHASSERIAU 
Saint-Domingue, 1819 – Paris, 1856
Etude d’après le modèle Joseph, dit aussi Etude de noir,  1839
Huile sur toile
MI 867.180
Copyright : Ville de Montauban, musée Ingres Bourdelle /cliché Guy Roumagnac
 

L’œil de la machine 2019 / Miguel Chevalier

From december 14 2019 till december 15 2020
 
Testimony of the inexhaustible inspiration that artworks of Ingres offers to the artists today, this virtual reality work, generative and interactive, specially designed for the Musée Ingres Bourdelle, revisits the artist’s masterpieces. Due to a computer program, various masterpieces of the painter are metamorphosed in real time. Sensors installed on the medieval vault capture each visitor's movements. Recorded by digital device, they cause distortion on the protected image, which undergoes a process of tessellisation...breaking down them in thousand of polygones. With « L’œil de la machine 2019 » which generates alogoritmics images governed by technological logics. 
 
Miguel Chevalier, L’œil de la machine 2019. From Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
Expo Chevalier
Miguel Chevalier, L’œil de la machine 2019
 
 

Musée Ingres Bourdelle 

19, rue de I'Hôtel de Ville - 82000 Montauban - FRANCE
Tél : (+33) 5 63 22 12 91 - Mail : museeingres@ville-montauban.fr
 
 
Reopening date : december 14-2019
 
Opening hours : every day except Mondays
November 01 / march 31 : 10am-12am and 2pm-5pm.
April 01 / april 30 : 10am-12am and 2pm-6pm.
May 01 / september 30 : 10am-7pm. on Thursdays until 9pm.
October 01 / october 31 :  10am-12am and 2pm-6pm.
 
Exceptional opening :  december 17 / january 05 : 10am-6pm
Exceptional closing : december 25, january 01, may 01 and november 01.
 
Come and discover the only Ingres Museum in the world
 
 
 
 
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All photos copyright Ville de Montauban, musée Ingres Bourdelle
 
 
 
 
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