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!
You probably know the Arab World Institute of Paris, but were you aware that the Musée du Louvre had opened an entirely new Department of Islamic Art to the public? About 3 000 artworks covering a millennium of history are awaiting your visit near the Hotel Opéra Cadet! So, don’t hesitate.
From the Hotel Opéra Cadet, in about fifteen minutes, you’ll find yourself in one of the biggest museums of the world: The Louvre! Inside, you’ll find the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, but also many other history and art treasures! Sarcophaguses, Greek and Roman statues… and a Department of Islamic Art you cannot miss!
From the Maghreb to the Mughal Empire: objects straight from the Thousand and One Nights, from the 7th century to the beginning of the 19th century …From the architectural items to the textiles and the carpets, from the furniture to the precious objects, you’ll plunge into all the dimensions of a fascination civilisation!