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!
Before him, Rome wasn’t entirely the centre of the world yet. Before him, the word ‘imperator’ didn’t mean Emperor yet. Indeed, Augustus is one of the men who changed the face of the Antique World. And two thousand years later, Paris sees to adding a few laurels to his. Thanks to the Grand Palais and the Musée du Louvre, until July 13.
Often, people talk about his reign like a golden age. It is true that the great man the exhibition I, Augustus unwinds is not only the founder of what is later called the Roman Empire, but he is also the first prince of a Roman civilisation that seems to be at its climax.
The golden century. Statues with sculpted reliefs and frescos with exceptional reconstructions of villas. It all shows the Roman wealth and the power of the Antique Italy on the western world. Augustus, first emperor of the Roman Empire, also kept his fame thanks to the great writers of his century such as Virgil, Horace, Livy and Ovid.