Nationalmuseum’s collection of 19th-century French art is broad in scope. It contains works ranging from the classically inspired art of the Napoleonic era, via the new plein air painting, to the curvy art nouveau style in applied art and the Impressionist preoccupation with light and colour. Thanks to its variability the collection can be used to illustrate the development of society and the emergence of modern life in the 1800s.
The exhibition Modern life – French 19th century is part of a project where we try out new ways of presenting the collections. Here is a digital version of the exhibition, were most of the objects are presented with a photo and label. Unfortunately some objects are not yet photographed or cannot be displayed on-line due to issues regarding copyright.
More on the exhibition: http://www.nationalmuseum.se/sv/English-startpage/Exhibitions/Current-Exhibitions/Modern-Life--France-in-the-19th-Century/