Housed in a train station built for the 1900 World's Fair, the Musée d'Orsay is known throughout the world for its rich collection of Impressionist paintings including masterpieces as iconic as the Bal au Moulin de la galette from Renoir or The room at Arles de Van Gogh. Its collections include works of architecture, decorative arts and photography in addition to traditional artistic fields (painting, sculpture, graphic arts). They thus draw a broad panorama of French and European art from 1848 to 1914.

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Joris-Karl Huysmans art critic. From Degas to Grünewald, under the watchful eye of Francesco Vezzoli

26 November 2019 1 March 2020
A crucial writer of the late 19th century, Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) remains an art critic who is not well known or understood by the general public. His contribution to the artistic press and the aesthetic debate was as decisive as the impact of his novel A Reverse. Rather fond of Hals and Rembrandt until then, Huysmans admitted how decisive his discovery of Degas, in 1876-1879, was. However, his art...

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