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!
With its daring architecture along the Seine, the Cité de la Mode et du Design museum is a standing site of French fashion. In Paris, it’s a unique centre that features and displays creations, fashion and design. Until May 19, don’t miss the exceptional exhibition « Model, body of fashion ».
Next to the Gare d’Austerlitz, the Cité de la Mode reveals the fascinating « body of fashion ». Sorry, what? It’s the story about modelling, which, in one century, progressed from the status of an inanimate object to that of an icon. With over 120 photos, this is where you’ll discover the wide range of the Parisian fashion, between design and business.
Photos, mannequins, standards. Mainly signed by Horst P. Horst, Helmut Newton, Nick Knight, as well as Juergen Teller, these worldwide known photos of models act in harmony with objects like dressmakers’ dummies, mannequins... Fatal seductions, beauty artifices and standards! http://www.paris-docks-en-seine.fr/