It is said he brought the « power of the imagination to Europe ». Mainly thanks to his illustrations… Gustave Doré has illuminated a big part of the 19th century with black, verve and humour! Discover the « Doré » way of life thanks to the beautiful exhibition the Musée d'Orsay dedicated to him until June 5.
It is true that the Musée d'Orsay is a cult place for all those who love 19th century art in Paris. The former train station revisited as a museum was the ideal place to present this big exhibition about Gustave Doré (1832-1883), mainly celebrated for his incredible etchings of the works of Dante, Rabelais, Hugo or Balzac.
Original or imaginary. This time, in stead of just stopping at the illustrations that may have made the French artist famous, the exhibition meticulously reveals all the other sides of his work and his talents. From drawing to painting, from watercolour to sculpture. Often original or imaginary, the inspiration of Doré is expressed in all ranges of emotion!
If they could, they would have been your roommates in Paris. Verdi and Wagner would stayed at Hotel Opera Cadet...like you ! They could reach easily the Opera Garnier. Enjoy until March 16, the proximity of this beautiful monument dedicated to music and opera to celebrate these two sacred monsters of the opera !
They have had two hundred years both in 2014. Sharing the same birth year, they have not been presented during their life time. The Opéra Garnier, in partnership with the BNF , decided to meet Verdi and Wagner posthumously.
Lyrical breath ! Your visit to the Opera Cadet do not miss lyrical breath as a few minutes walk you will be in the company of Aida creator and Tannhäuser father ! Or rather exciting memories and documents illustrating their lives and their works and performances. Visit the museum library opera until March 16 ! http://www.operadeparis.fr/blogopera/exposition-verdi-wagner