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Money has always been present in art (in paintings, in films, etc.), from Antiquity to the 21st century
How have artists over the centuries dealt with the theme of money in society? This is what the exhibition at the Monnaie Paris reveals
Dive into 20 centuries of art history where art and money intermingle. From engravings of metallic coins to scenes of money transactions, in paintings from all over the world, art from Antiquity to the 20th century depicts money in many forms. The art world was transformed with the arrival of Impressionism and the role of art dealers. Find out more about this vast and ongoing development at the Monnaie de Paris from 30 March to 24 September 2023 with the exhibition ‘Money in Art’.
Discover the myths and origins of money through gold as recounted in Greek mythology, as well as gold in the form of rain in the myth of Danae, or the golden calf in the Bible. Issues such as the poverty of certain artists, art and financial capitalism and the recent evolution of art between flow and data are also highlighted.
See the ‘Portrait à la Bourse’ by Edgar Degas, ‘Dollar Sign’ by Andy Warhol, ‘La fortune Passe’ by Albert Maignan … More than 150 works by artists such as Renoir, Simon Vouet, Louis le Nain and Arman on loan from the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou as well as regional museums, private galleries and collections are on show in the historic rooms of the Monnaie de Paris.
Plus, a selection of short films or clips from films are shown outdoors in the courtyard of the museum.