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Situated on Paris' left bank across the Seine from the Louvre, l' Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts (Ensb-a) is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious fine-arts schools. Its illustrious history began with the Fronde uprisings of 1648, survived the French Revolution of 1789, and witnessed the student revolt of 1968. Ensb-a's unique collection of artworks from the Prix de Rome Contests parallels the school's rich history and serves as a testament to the remarkable heritage of this influential institution.

Viewers of this virtual exhibition will have the opportunity to learn about the history of l'Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and follow the steps that generations of talented young artists took to compete for the prestigious Premier Grand Prix de Rome in Painting.

History of l' Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts

The Prix de Rome Contests in Painting

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