The Invention of Nature in the 19th Century
Exhibition « The Origins of the World. The Invention of Nature in the 19th century », from November 10, 2020, to February 14, 2021, at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
At the crossroads of science and art, the Musée d’Orsay devotes this compelling exhibition to the world’s origins and the invention of Nature in Darwin’s century, focusing on the impact of scientific breakthroughs on the collective imaginary world.
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Discover a major artist of the German Renaissance
Exhibition « Albrech Altdorfer, a German Renaissance master », from October 1, 2020 to January 4, 2021, at the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Painter, draftsman, and printmaker active in Regensburg, Albrecht Altdorfer (about 1480–1538) was a major artist of the German Renaissance. Nevertheless, the artist is less renowned than other masters of his generation, such as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach and Hans Baldung Grien. The first of its kind in France, and organized in close cooperation with Vienna’s Albertina Museum, this exhibition aims to acquaint the public with the rich diversity of Albrecht Altdorfer’s body of work in the context of the German Renaissance.
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Light and shadow effects
Featuring some 90 works, the exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view the intriguing and often mysterious work of angst-ridden Belgium artist Léon Spilliaert.
The exhibition – the first in France in nearly forty years – focuses on his most intense years of creation, from 1900 to 1919, and shows how his career has left an indelible mark on Belgian modern art.
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Immersion into a strange and unconventional world
Exhibition « Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) » from October 13, 2020, to January 10, 2021 at the musée d’Orsay, Paris.
The exhibition celebrates the brief but astonishing career of English illustrator and engraver Aubrey Beardsley.
Although he died at the young age of twenty-five, Beardsley produced hundreds of illustrations for books, periodicals, and posters in a short seven-year career.
This first monograph dedicated to Beardsley in France displays over a hundred drawings that document a wide range of influences, from Pre-Raphaelite painters.
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Philosophical approach to Chirico’s work
Exhibition « Giorgio de Chirico. Metaphysical painting » from 16 September to 14 December 2020 at the musée de l'Orangerie, Paris.
The exhibition follows Giorgio de Chirico’s footsteps from Munich to Turin, to Paris -where he discovered the artistic avant-garde – and finally to Ferrare. Examining both his career and his artistic and philosophical influences, it highlights the relationship between the painter – first discovered by Guillaume Apollinaire and subsequently by art dealer Paul Guillaume – and Parisian cultural and literary circles.
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Stay safe and stylish!
Cover up with art with a selection of reusable cloth face masks inspired by the greatest works of art.
Our three-layer masks are made of cotton and polyester, and designed to be worn and washed up to 60 times. Made in France.
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Fashion photography becomes art
Exhibition « Man Ray and Fashion » from 23 September 2020 to 17 January 2021 at the musée du Luxembourg, Paris.
The exhibition presents a little-known aspect of Man Ray's work, which contributed to the invention of fashion photography. When the American artist moved to Paris in the 1920s, he met the fashion designer Paul Poiret, for whom he began working on commission as a photographer. By applying to fashion photography the techniques and tricks he used in his artistic work, Man Ray contributed to considerably changing the treatment of fashion images.
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Get ready to celebrate 2021!
Discover a full range of calendars in different sizes paying tribute to the greatest artists and periods of art history.
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Immerse yourself in Pompeii's final hours
Exhibition « Pompeii » from July 1 to September 27, 2020 at the Grand Palais, Paris.
The Grand Palais hosts its first digital exhibition ever. Through an immersive walk punctuated by archeological treasures and 3D imagery, visitors discover the historic site just hours before Vesuvius’ eruption, and take part in the hectic life of the Roman city.
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The much awaited, first retrospective of James Tissot since 1985
Exhibition « James Tissot. Ambiguously modern » from June 23 to September 13, 2020 at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
Born in Nantes, France, and trained in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts, James Tissot (1836-1904) is a major artist of the 19th century. His mature career spanned both sides of the English Channel, where he garnered commercial and critical success.
Today, Tissot’s work is represented in major collections worldwide. This exhibition - the first retrospective of the artist in France since 1985 - explores his multifaceted career and depiction of the high societies under the Second Empire and Victorian era with a fresh perspective.
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Funny little creatures take over Orsay!
Exhibition « The Land of Monsters » from June 23 to September 13, 2020 at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
A doctor by trade, Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940) taught himself to sculpt around 1905, crafting funny, clumsy monsters from plaster, bronze or wood that drew on medieval European and Japanese ideas of the grotesque. He was also a prolific illustrator of children’s books.
Chauveau’s drawings and sculptures remained largely unknown during his lifetime. A large donation (from Chauveau’s grandson) of work to the Musée d’Orsay in 2017 brought his strange and singular universe to the limelight.
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Discover the Rmn-Grand Palais Cast Workshop
Reproducing a sculpted work of art requires patience, attention to detail and passion. The process is long and meticulous - restoring molds, taking new impressions of original works, digitalizing and making models, reproducing and finally applying patinas...
Discover here the excellence in gestures and techniques of the teams of our Molding Workshop +