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!
The art of the non finito was well understood by the Romantic painters! Their sketches are more than just simple preparations: they have a true oneiric dimension. Discover the subtle art of sketching at the heart of romantic Paris, during your stay at the Hotel Opéra Cadet. At the Musée de la Vie Romantique from September 17, 2013 to February 2, 2014.
« More life, less forms ». That is how Diderot defined sketching. Using these guidelines, the Romantic painters made an impact with their preparatory work presenting their vision like revealers of life, movement and lights, even before their « real » paintings.
Work in motion. You’ll realize this along the one hundred odd paintings signed by Delacroix, Cogniet, and Scheffer. The latter lived on the site of the museum today, which makes it even more attractive. How these preparatory projects represent the work in motion is the question running through all minds.http://www.paris.fr/pratique/musees-expos/musee-de-la-vie-romantique/esquisses-peintes-de-l-epoque-romantique-delacroix-cogniet-scheffer/rub_5851_actu_132494_port_24533