Orsay through the Eyes of Julian Schnabel, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 7 December 2018 at 18h58 · Published on 8 October 2018 at 11h52
The Musée d’Orsay invites American artist Julian Schnabel to his own reading of the museum’s collections through an exhibition of a few pieces of the place and his works. Called “Orsay through the Eyes of Julian Schnabel” the exhibition showcases from October 10, 2018 to January 13, 2019.

The Musée d’Orsay seen through new eyes… This is what offers American artist Julian Schnabel on the occasion of an exhibition held in the historic building from October 10, 2018 to January 13, 2019. The artist is invited to offer his own vision and reading of the museum’s collections in two historical rooms of the former Parisian railway station, to which he adds his own works of art, for an artistic dialog between past and present.

For this exhibition, the first one set in a Parisian institution for the artist since his exhibition at Centre Pompidou about thirty years ago, Julian Schnabel chose in the museum’s collections “works that have never been displayed together”: Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Manet, Cézanne… As many artists that the American artist promotes next to his own paintings highlighting then “the properties of painting contradicting the notion common in the 20th century of an ‘end of painting’”.

An exhibition which scenography has also been chosen by Julian Schnabel in partnership with Louise Kugelberg. The idea behind this tour? “Seeing in the 19th century’s and nowadays’ works more than pictures, existential experiences where the human body, the scale, the emotions of art are brought to life again”.

On the occasion of this exhibition, the portrait of Azzedine Alaïa painted by the artist is also displayed. A strong and special tribute since Azzedine Alaïa used to be a friend of the American painter as well as the Musée d’Orsay’s. The occasion too to discover an artist who continues to enhance painting like the big names from the 19th century used to do.

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Dates and Opening Time
From 10 October 2018 to 13 January 2019



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