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 parallel is surprising, but particularly expressive! When exhibiting works of Van Gogh next to those of the great Japanese master Utigawa Hiroshige, you’ll find a similar artistic quest. Confusing, no? This original comparison is highlighted at the Pinacothèque de Paris until March 17, 2013. Don’t miss the last few days of this original exhibition in Paris!
Yes, Van Gogh was schizophrenic, but that never stopped him in his search for peace and serenity in his paintings. On the contrary, this has most likely pushed him to be interested in the sense of solidity of his composition. In particular by inspiring himself with the studies of the famous master of Edo: Hiroshige.
Perspectives. That’s what remarkably proves the original exhibition of the Pinacothèque de Paris. Little known in France, Hiroshige will surprise you by his witnesses of the Japanese culture while Van Gogh will reveal himself to you in all the profoundness of his artistic inspiration referring to the Land of the Rising Sun!