The Musée d’Orsay invites us to discover, from April 5th to July 3rd 2011, a rare exhibition on one of the major French painters of the nineteenth century: Edouard Manet (1832-1883).
Manet was very sensitive to the metamorphoses and the diversity of his city. As an attentive observer, he realized his paintings objectively, by interpreting scenes from the society in which he lived.
The exhibition « Manet, the Man who Invented Modern Art » tries to enlighten the public about the historical situation of Edouard Manet, between the reaffirmed legacy of Romanticism, the impact of his contemporaries and the media flow of his time. Resolutely modern in his approach of painting, Manet challenged the old masters.
Around 200 paintings, drawings and photographs, this exhibition informs us about the teaching of Thomas Couture, Baudelaire’s support and encouragement, the reform of religious art, erotic imagery, the art of the fragment(ed), his relationship with women painters (Berthe Morisot, Eva Gonzalès), the temptations of high society, his decision to remain outside the main Impressionism movement and his complicity with Mallarmé.
This exhibition is also rethinking all the relationships that the painter has established or broken, with the public and political sphere, because modernity is also a matter of inclusion or opposition.
This is the first major exhibition devoted to Manet in France since the memorable 1983 exhibition at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais.
Musée d’Orsay : 62, rue de Lille – Paris 7ème
- April 5th – July 3rd
- Closed May 1st.
You can discover this exhibition as a visiting conference – please address the reception desks:
- April 12th – May 6th
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11:30 and 14:30
- Thursday at 11:30, 14:30 and 19:00
- May 7th – June 25th (except June 2nd
- Tuesday at 11:30 and 14:30
- Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11:30
- Thursday at 11:30 and 19:00
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