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!
From theatre to fashion, from music to cinema, from painting to opera, from photography to literature, the Thousand and One Nights have inspired the West and allowed it to discover the amazing tales of Sheherazade. As a tribute to them, the Arab World Institute invites you until May 28 to a major exhibition around this universal myth of the East!
The pitch: to escape from death, the Grand Vizier’s daughter tells Sultan tall stories. Thanks to her rich imagination and embedded stories, she escaped from the scheduled tortures, offering us one of the most beautiful showcases of the world literature.
The characters: Sheherazade, Sindbad and Aladin can be found along the three hundred odd works. The Arab World Institute offers to meet them in their representations but also to follow the genesis of this major work of the world literature. During your stay in Paris, you are welcomed to an endless world of dreams, illusions and fantasies!http://www.imarabe.org/exposition/a-la-une