Under construction for several months in the former André-Malraux kindergarten, near Place Napoléon, the La Roche-sur-Yon museum has set up works from the museum's fine arts collections to immerse you in the artistic life of the XNUMXth century. century. 🎨🖌️
The tourist office shares its experience with you, between the paintings of Paul Baudry and the drawings of Benjamin Rabier! 😍

To make you live a visit differently, it is the bet of Malraux space in the former premises of the nursery school. The proposed scenography immersed us in the lives of artists in the XNUMXth century! 👀

Lives that went through many stages, from preparatory drawings to international exhibitions where painters fought to make a name for themselves and a clientele. 👨‍🎨

Through the smoothly conducted exhibition, we have acquired the keys to understanding the daily life of the masters of the brush and the challenges that marked their journey! 🖼️

We were able to discover three large rooms, a gallery and a mezzanine which house the permanent collections of the municipal museum of La Roche-sur-Yon. Recently restored works that stand in the various rooms of the old school, up to the entrance to the temporary exhibition hall. 👀

On the walls, a figure from Yon is honored since it is the work of Paul Baudry. Born in La Roche-sur-Yon in 1828, he is one of the most famous representatives of the academic art of the Second Empire. 🎨🖌️

Upstairs is the job of Benjamin Rabier which is preserved and enhanced. Born in 1864 in La Roche-sur-Yon, he is known for his illustrations, his comic strips and his advertising drawings, in particular for those of The Laughing Cow. 🐮🖍️

We found the course refreshing! Between the paintings of the XNUMXth century and the illustrations of Benjamin Rabier, we pass from one era to another without being confused.

Our visit ended with the temporary exhibition of the moment entitled "Optical Illusions", accessible until June 30, 2023. The objective, to testify to the enthusiasm for optical works and toys over a period ranging from the Age of Enlightenment to the invention of cinema. 🔍💡

Thanks to the installation of optical instruments, the exhibition allowed us to relive part of the sensory experience and the wonder that was that of the public at the time. 🤔

We really enjoyed our visit to the Malraux space of the La Roche-sur-Yon museum! 😄 We remind you, the visit to the museum is free so do not hesitate to go to 17 rue du President de Gaulle in La Roche-sur-Yon.

Open Tuesday to Friday from 13 p.m. to 18 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 18 p.m. 😊

Charlotte, project manager for #destinationlarochesuryon

Edward, communications officer for #destinationlarochesuryon