Les Mondes d'Orsay
The art of the 19th and early 20th centuries is not only about the conquest of new aesthetic fields. It is inseparable from its time, so rich in political, social and scientific metamorphoses, its progress, as well as its darker sides. From the birth of photojournalism to the polar bear on the Left Bank, from the London Monet to the Viking renaissance, from Queen Djoumbé Fatima to Princess Eugenie, Pierre Singaravélou tells us another story of the Musée d'Orsay's collections, a story of the world.
Consisting of eighty entries, arranged in chronological order (from the 19th to the early 20th century), it aims to place the museum's collections in a global context. The author proposes a commentary on famous or little-known works (painting, furniture, sculpture, photography, etc.), following the method of world history. This will reveal the major movements that run through a world that is much more connected than we thought - past and present. A "Further reading" section associated with each entry brings together reference works.
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