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!
Discover or rediscover one of the greatest French photographers at the start of this New Year: Raymond Depardon is exhibited at the Grand Palais until February 10, 2014. The Opéra Cadet team recommends you to visit this exhibition, entitled « A sweet moment », during your stay at the hotel.
Of course Depardon is a photographer! And what kind of a photographer! But he is also a journalist or an artist with the attitude of an anthropologist. It has been over fifty years now that he has been offering us an incomparable view on our modern world. This time, the exhibition highlights his various journeys all over the world.