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 darkest exhibition of Paris can be found at the Musée d’Orsay until June 9, 2013! Rush to visit « The Angel of the Odd » and discover the « Dark Romanticism » that inspired all of Europe during the 19th century! An exhibition about the comeback of the eerie oddness after the Age of Enlightenment.
Goya announced to his century that madness, darkness and oddness had not disappeared from the continent. Despite the Enlightenment, despite the reason. Then, it was up to the entire 19th century to proclaim it with the comeback of a world of grim, terror and fear. Dark Romanticism then set the style on all types of art expressions.
From Goya (1746-1828) to Max Ernst (1891-1976).. From architecture to painting, from literature to etching and later on cinema… Along the more than 200 exceptional works covering paintings, graphic arts, sculptures and cinematic works, the Musée d’Orsay invites you to meet with the Angel of the Odd and the Dark Romanticism.