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.
Léon Spilliaert is a man of disturbing solitudes and infinite perspectives. Between metaphysical questioning and Flemish culture, he surprises and baffles with unclassifiable works, inventing a symbolism of the inner night that will leave its mark on Belgian art. He drew inspiration from the pictorial works of Odilon Redon and James Ensor, but also from the writings of Emile Verhaeren and Maurice Maeterlinck....
Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) passed away aged 25, just as his fame was growing. Because the works of this prolific artist were given widespread prominence, he became a leading name in the 1890s London scene. This exhibition is the first monographic display in France to focus on this original creator. It is even the first large exhibition on Aubrey Beardsley in Europe since one that took place in 1966 at the Victoria...