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!
Keith Haring (1958-1990) rings a bell to you? With Warhol, Basquiat, Lichtenstein and a few others, he has transformed the pop art! As an arty icon, he has become one of the heroes and militants of modern art since he passed away. Paris pays tribute to him with two beautiful exhibitions until August 18.
First of all, to be almost within reach of the militant and creative dimensions of his work, you’d need to go to the « Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris » this summer. Along the 250 odd works, you’ll be hit by the abundance and plurality of the surfaces and the used methods!
The 10 commandments of Haring in Paris! Also, at the Centquatre, you’ll find the most famous works by Haring, like the legendary 10 Commandments. Meaning: the 10 works signed by the artist and all measuring over 7 metres height!