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!
Thanks to the beautiful exhibition the Musée de l’Orangerie dedicates to the painters Frida Kalho (1907-1954) and Diego Riviera (1886-1957), the Parisian fall invites you to enjoy an end of autumn inspired by the passionate Mexico! During your stay at the Opéra Cadet, don’t miss this vibrating tribute to art, love and the love for art. To be visited from October 9 to January 13, 2014.
They were described as two fearsome lovers. Despite it all, they remained no less complementary. In life as on the art scene. The retrospective of the Musée de l’Orangerie proves it and brilliantly illustrates this common love for Mexico and art.
Inspiration: Mexico. The treated themes such as Mexican religion and mysticism, the circles of life, the revolutions but also the social relationships, put us each in front of warm, luminous or captivating paintings, which are always carried by a creating breath!