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!
We all know the feminine nudes in western art. But do you know the nude men of the famous museums? The Musée d’Orsay has addressed the gender issue and invites you to think about « The nude man in art from 1800 to the present day ». An iconoclast exhibition to visit in Paris from September 24, 2013 to January 2, 2014.
Long before the calendars of the « gods of football », male nudity was studied at the school of fine arts and was part of the academic schooling from the 17th to the 19th century. The Musée d’Orsay, bringing together their own and public collections, explores this rich art history.
Art, nudes, interpretations. Over two centuries of creation including painting, sculpture, graphic art and of course photography give us the opportunity to see not just a rich heritage. They also allow us to take various interpretation trails from philosophy to sociology, from anthropology to art history…