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!
To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Art Nouveau in Paris, the Pinacothèque of Paris organises a large retrospective of this art which was the Parisian favourite from 1890 to 1905, before becoming Art Deco. Until September 8, 2013, rediscover this erotic and so Parisian art the Art Nouveau was.
They were called Gallé, Majorelle, Gaudí, Guimard, Lalique, Grasset or Bugatti. They were the famous names of Art Nouveau in Paris. They wanted to liberate themselves from classicism and explore new undulating and erotic forms.
Abundant and inspired by nature and women, Art Nouveau can be found in all kinds of places and imaginations; From the metro entrance to desk lamps, from bracelets to Parisian buildings… Let’s celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Art Nouveau in Paris this summer along more than two hundred beautiful objects! http://www.pinacotheque.com/?id=48