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!
After the celebration of the Art Nouveau, it seemed completely natural that the Art Deco took its place in the cultural agenda of the capital! As this movement derives from the first one and as various French creations had an important role in its international echo, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine de Chaillot highlights the crazy appeal of the Art Deco in Paris this winter!
Do you know the architects Sauvage, Mallet-Stevens or Patout, the decorators Véra, Süe, Mare and Ruhlmann, the fashion designer Poiret or even the sculptor Pompon? If you do, you are a great expert of the Art Deco, and you’ll only have one thing left to do: hustle to see this exhibition, held until March 3.
The appeal or the style. If you don’t know these artists, but if you are intrigued and curious about the geometrical forms as well as the dynamic and attractive energy of the Art Deco (1919-1940), do not hesitate. This retrospective is ideal to understand the origin of the style - the International Exhibition of 1925 - as well as its international spread! http://www.citechaillot.fr/fr/expositions/expositions_temporaires/25226-1925_quand_lart_deco_seduit_le_monde.html