Beethoven in Unexpected Castres: Unveiling a Hidden Journey

The painter Jean-Paul Laurens, created this painting, showing a symphonic orchestra inspired by a great and thoughtful Beethoven.

This was painted between 1902, and is entitled “Hommage to Beethoven”. It can be found in Castres theatre.


Jean-Paul Laurens is a forgotten painter. He was born at Fourquevaux (Haute-Garonne), near Toulouse, in 1838. His Southern origines are visible in all his works. In 1878, having been noticed for the quality of his work, he benefited from an individual exposition at the Exposition Universelle which was held in Paris. Jean-Paul Laurens died in his studio in Paris on March 23rd 1921