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!
With his incredible moustaches and unique imagination, Dali combined a theatrical manner with flashes of genius. Dali was a provocateur par excellence who never showed any signs of remorse or regret. To celebrate the eccentric Spanish artist, the Georges Pompidou contemporary arts centre is presenting a retrospective of his work. Surreal!
On until 25 March: don’t miss one of Paris's craziest exhibitions! With the genius of Dali at the Pompidou Centre, Paris renews its association with the masters of surrealism. Always controversial, Dali is nonetheless an important figure in the history of modern art. This exhibition presents more than two hundred of his works, including paintings, sculptures and drawings.
Dali Happening. Among the most famous pieces are: The Persistence of Memory (soft watches), 1931, the Great Masturbator, 1929, and the Endless Enigma, 1938. The exhibition also offers a rare opportunity to see other lesser known products of Dali's imagination, including dozens of works on paper, objects, theatre and cinema projects, films, photographs and excerpts from television shows… Dalissimo!