The highlights of musee Jacquemart-Andre are dispersed throughout a wonderful mansion of the 19th century built by a couple very different in taste but sharing the same passion for art and travel. Nelie Jacquemart was mainly interested in Italian Renaissance while her husband Edouard Andre was fond of the French 18th century art works. This is the one of the few museums of Paris where you can appreciate such a splendid collection in such a lovely house.
Talking about women at musee Jacquemart-Andre is really easy as everywhere you look around they are represented in various works as models. Many female busts are located in the mansion. Lots of paintings show women, in religious, mythological or historical subjects. Nelie Jacquemart the owner of the house, was one of the few female artists of that period, as well as Mme Vigee Lebrun, who preceeded her as an official painter for queen Marie-Antoinette and who did portraits of several aristocrats in Europe.
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My favorite museums
The Louvre is for sure the most famous museum in Paris but there are some less visited places also worthwhile. I recommand you to visit Jacquemart-Andre museum which offers at the same time some fantastic Renaissance art pieces, furniture and decor dating back to the 18th century. This is one of the most marvellous mansions of Paris, where many receptions were made in the 19th century. Let me explain you the extraordinary life of Nelie Jacquemart who was one of the few female painters of the period. Rodin museum is also one of my favourite museum for its setting, its peaceful garden and the fantastic works done by one of the major sculptor of France. Camille Claudel, Rodin’ student and lover was an excellent artist too. Get a specific tour related with these exceptional women in both museums. And last but not least, the Musee d’Orsay where women are so often represented.