This month of March 2017 has much to delight all enthusiasts of the world of drawing with various major events scheduled. The Salon du Dessin at the Palais Brongniart, Drawing Now at the Carreau du Temple and DDessin Paris at the Atelier Richelieu are three prestigious graphic art shows with a special focus on drawing. A wealth of visual wonderment to discover during your stay at the Hotel L'Interlude!

A prestigious event for collectors of drawings


A unique event in France with an international reputation, the Salon du Dessin remains a major event celebrating this popular form of art. From March 22nd to 27th the 26th edition of this superb fair for collectors and connoisseurs of drawings will be held in the impressive surroundings of the Palais Brongniart, a flagship of Parisian architectural heritage. Led by its new chairman, Louis de Bayser, the Salon du Dessin will present more than a thousand works to the general public, offering a very special experience to collectors, conservators and those who simply love rare and beautiful hand-drawn creativity. This year some 39 prestigious international galleries specialising in Old Masters, Modern and Contemporary drawings will be in attendance. The show also ties in with the Draughtsman’s Week organised by the museums of Paris. This presents the unique opportunity to venture to the four corners of the capital to hunt down works of art from the private collection of Émile Hermès or drawings by Antonin Artaud, Paule Thévenin and other major artists.

Discovering contemporary graphic arts


The Drawing Now Paris show, which runs from March 23rd to 26th at the Carreau du Temple, offers an excellent opportunity to bring yourself up to date regarding today’s graphic arts scene. For this 11th edition Drawing Now offers lovers of contemporary art the chance to revisit more than 50 years of graphic arts history. Moving from yesterday to today the exhibition is organised on two levels and presents visitors with the representatives of some 72 international galleries and more than 2,000 works created by almost 400 artists. Drawing Now has been increasing in popularity since its first appearance in 2007. Its artistic director Philippe Piguet offers visitors a retrospective of the techniques used by artists over the years through a thematic exhibition called Deep Surfaces. Experience the contemporary art scene alongside fellow collectors, professionals and art enthusiasts.

To complete a month rich in artistic experiences, the contemporary drawing fair DDessin is also an event not to be missed this March. This 5th edition takes place from the 24th to 26th at the Atelier Richelieu and offers a wonderful opportunity to discover the rising stars who will take the art world by storm tomorrow. Some twenty French and international galleries will be in attendance to help you decipher the intentions of the artists presenting drawings at the show, and many of the creators themselves will also be available to present their work. Just a short stroll away, the Hotel L'Interlude is ideally situated to allow you to attend all these events conveniently and easily by offering the perfect starting point in the heart of Paris.



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