Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Model of the Paris Opera House, longitudinal section

Preferred Title: 
Model of the Paris Opera House, longitudinal section
Alternate Title: 
Cutaway model of the Paris Opéra (Palais Garnier)
Image View: 
Detail, reception rooms and carriage access to the north facade facing a traffic circle at Boulevard Haussmann
Creator: 
after Charles Garnier (French architect, 1825-1898); Richard Peduzzi (French model maker, born 1943)
Location: 
repository: Musée d'Orsay (Paris, Île-de-France, France)
Location Note: 
62, rue de Lille; Gift of E.P.M.O., 1989
GPS: 
+48.86-2.325
Date: 
model 1984-1986 (creation); modeled as it appeared in 1875 (other)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Nineteenth century; Second Empire
Work Type 1: 
model (representation)
Classification: 
architectural and scale models
Material: 
paint; plaster
Technique: 
casting (process); construction (assembling); painting and painting techniques
Measurements: 
240 cm (height) x 578 cm (length) x 110 cm (depth)
Relation Work: 
depicts Paris Opéra
Description: 
Architecture was allocated permanent exhibition areas in the Musée d'Orsay. It was impossible to illustrate all the great changes wrought by Napoleon III and the prefect Haussmann which turned Paris into a modern capital. The emphasis was therefore put on the new Paris Opera house, designed by Charles Garnier and built from 1863 to 1875. Located at the end of the museum's central aisle in a space designed by Richard Peduzzi (a stage and set designer), the Opéra gallery presents all aspects of the monument, town planning, architecture and decoration, through a polychrome plaster cross-section of the building as it was at the time of its inauguration on 5 January 1875. (Source: Musée d'Orsay [website]; http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/)
Collection: 
Archivision Addition Module Nine
Identifier: 
1A1-GJ-POM-BB21
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.