Un nouveau Reg-Arts sur l'École des beaux-arts (XIXe-XXe siècles)

Monday 27 June 2022

9:00am - 5:30pm

Amphithéâtre d'Honneur

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris


The aim of this day is to take stock of the work of young researchers on the history of the School. It is organised within the framework of the constitution of the Reg-Arts database, which will provide access to the register of painting and sculpting students at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris from the 19th century to 1968, i.e. more than 12,000 people.


9:00 Welcome by Alexia Fabre, Director of the Beaux-Arts de Paris


9:10 am About the Reg-Arts project

(Directory of student painters and sculptors of the Beaux-Arts de Paris)

Déborah Laks, research fellow at the CNRS, France Nerlich, director of the department of studies and research, INHA, Alice Thomine-Berrada, heritage curator, in charge of paintings, sculptures and objects, Beaux-Arts de Paris.


9.20 am Presentation of the day

Coraline Gajo-Guyot, doctoral student at the University of Neuchâtel and the École du Louvre, Clara Lespessailles, doctoral student at the École du Louvre and the EPHE, Raphaël Villanueva, doctoral student at the École du Louvre and the University of Bourgogne.


9:30/11:45 Educational cultures: contestation and diversity

Round table moderated by Coraline Gajo-Guyot


Paul Dubois' directorship at the École des Beaux-Arts (1878-1905) by Camille Lauqué, École du Louvre.

Historical painting or decorative arts? The ambivalence of the curriculum at the École des beaux-arts around 1900 by Louis Deltour, University of Geneva.

The reception of the École des beaux-arts de Paris at the dawn of the 20th century by Raphaël Villanueva, University of Burgundy / École du Louvre.

The competition culture at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts. The competition as pedagogy by Claire Roll, École du Louvre.

The bulletin of the École des beaux-arts. A source for the history of the pedagogy of artistic creation in the 20th century by Isabelle Conte, EPHE.




12h/12h30 Visit to the École des beaux-arts with Sonia Steinsapir, June 1941

Film based on the performance by Tatiana Efrussi, Beaux-Arts de Paris




14:00/15:30 Women at the Beaux-Arts in Paris

Round table discussion moderated by Clara Lespessailles, in the presence of Tatiana Efrussi


Hysteria, Poseuse, and Music-Hall: the birth of the female model as a performative strategy of modern body politics (1880-1900) by Eva Smrekar, EPHE / University of Ljubljana.


Pupils and models, an education tinged with brutality: accounts of humiliation in 19th century artists' studios, a place of homosociality and competitiveness by Laure Saffroy-Lepesqueur, École du Louvre.



Being a woman artist at the Beaux-Arts de Paris: representing women (1899-2022) by Margaux Laurens-Neel, Beaux-Arts de Paris




16:00/ 17:30 The Beaux-Arts de Paris: communities of artists

Round table moderated by Raphaël Villanueva


Disgrace of the École des Beaux-Arts among Ingres' students? by Clara Lespessailles, EPHE / École du Louvre.


The Helvetians and the entrance exam to the École des beaux-arts, fear or disinterest (1850-1900) by Coraline Gajo-Guyot, University of Neuchâtel / École du Louvre.


Between private and public. A study of Luc-Olivier Merson's ateliers and his Swiss students (1896-1906) by Lara Eva Seeliger, University of Zürich.


Alexandre Falguière's sculpture workshop (1831-1900) at the École des beaux-arts by Margaux Wymbs, École du Louvre.


Contribution to a history of the engraving workshop for medals and fine stones (1836-1930) by Katia Schaal, University of Poitiers / École du Louvre.


Conclusion of the day


Day organised by the Beaux-Arts de Paris and the École du Louvre, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art and the CNRS, in association with the research programme (Histoire de la pédagogie de la création artistique (HPCA) of the École nationale des chartes.

The Reg-Arts project of the Beaux-Arts de Paris is supported by the Malatier-Jacquet Foundation.


Amphithéâtre d'honneur