Monday, 20 January 2020

Félix Fénéon. The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse – Exhibition at the Orangerie Museum (Part 1)

Félix Fénéon (1861-1944) was a civil servant with anarchist convictions. He was well-connected with key figures of the artistic world as an art critic and editor for the publication at the Revue Blanche.


Photograph of Félix Fénéon at the entrance of the exhibition

He was also a gallery owner and art collector.



Poseuse de profil – Oil painting by Georges Seurat

Poseuse de face – Oil painting by Georges Seurat

Poseuse de dos – Oil painting by Georges Seurat

The Mower (1881–82) – Oil painting on wood panel by Georges Seurat

Le Bec du Hoc, Grandcamp 1885 - oil on canvas by Georges Seurat

Seascape at Port-en-Bessin, Normandy - Georges Seurat

The Channel at Gravelines, Evening – Oil on canvas by Georges-Pierre Seurat.

The Harbour and the Quays at Port-en-Bessin (1888) – Oil on canvas by Georges Seurat

The Harbour and the Quays at Port-en-Bessin (detail)

Study for Un dimanche après-midi sur l'île de la Grande Jatte (1884) – Oil on canvas by Georges Seurat [New-York (NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art] 

Le cirque, Esquisse (1891)– Oil on canvas by Georges Seurat



Félix Fénéon. The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse
MUSÉE DE L'ORANGERIE
Jardin des Tuileries
Place de la Concorde
75001 PARIS

And later in the year, the exhibition will go to New York: 

“Félix Fénéon The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde— From Signac to Matisse and Beyond”
March 22–July 25, 2020 MoMA 


Friday, 17 January 2020

Degas at the Opera Exhibition at the Orsay Museum - Part 2


Read the first part here: Degas at the Opera Exhibition at the Orsay Museum – Part 1
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Ballet (c. 1876) - Pastel on monotype by Edgar Degas 


Ballet (detail) - Pastel on monotype by Edgar Degas 


Les choristes (1877) - Pastel on monotype by Edgar Degas 


Le foyer de la danse à l'Opéra de la rue Le Peletier (1872) – Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas


La Classe de Danse – Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


La répétition au foyer de la danse - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


Danseuses (1884-1885) – Pastel on paper by Edgar Degas 


Coulisses (also known as : Danseuse Jaune) (1874-1876) - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


L’entrée en scène - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


Trois danseuses en jupe saumon – Pastel on paper mounted on cardboard, by Edgar Degas


Trois danseuses (jupes bleues corsages rouges) – Pastel on paper mounted on cardboard, by Edgar Degas 


Trois danseuses (jupes bleues corsages rouges) (Detail)


Trois danseuses (jupes bleues corsages rouges) (Detail)



Examen de danse – Pastel on paper by Edgar Degas [Denver Museum collection] 


Danseuses au foyer - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas [private collection] 


Danseuses au foyer (detail) 


Conversation (Ludovic Halévy et Madame Cardinal) – Monotype with black ink by Edgar Degas 


Danseuse assise – Graphite and charcoal with white accents, on pink paper, with a grid – by Edgar Degas 


Deux études de danseuses / Two Studies of Dancers - Black chalk heightened with white chalk on green paper – by Edgar Degas [Collection J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles] 


Dans une salle de répétition - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas [National Gallery – Washington] 


Dans une salle de répétition (Detail) 


Danseuses montant un escalier - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


Danseuses montant un escalier (Detail) 


La leçon de danse (Salle de répétition) - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


La Loge – Pastel on paper by Edgar Degas 


Danseuses sur la scène - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas


Danseuses bleues – Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


Femme dans une loge – Pastel on paper by Edgar Degas


Groupe de danseuses – Oil on paper mounted on canvas by Edgar Degas 



Degas at the Opera
24 September 2019 - 19 January 2020

Musée d’Orsay
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris
France

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Degas at the Opera Exhibition at the Orsay Museum – Part 1

Some of the paintings, pastel drawings, prints and drawings in the Degas at the Opera Exhibition. Degas had two passions that influenced greatly his work: the opera and horse racing. This exhibition puts together, for the first time, a large collection of works related to the opera.

 

Lorenzo Pagans et Auguste de Gas (between 1871 and 1872) - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas

 

Josephine Gaugelin - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas



La Répétition de Chant - Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


L'orchestre de l'Opéra (c. 1870) – Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


Les Musiciens – Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


Répétition d'un ballet sur la scène (1874) – Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas 


Danseuse assise tournée vers la droite (study for one of the figures in Répétition d'un ballet sur la scène) – Oil paint on blue paper by Edgar Degas 


La classe de danse (between 1873 and 1876) – Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas


La classe de danse (Detail) 


La classe de danse (Detail) 


Jules Perrot (study for La classe de danse) – White chalk, black chack and charcoal drawing on pink paper by Edgar Degas 


Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (between 1921 and 1931) – Scuplture by Edgar Degas 




Deux danseuses au repos (c. 1898) – Pastel on beige paper mounted on canvas by Edgar Degas



Deux danseuses au repos (detail) 



Degas at the Opera
24 September 2019 - 19 January 2020

Musée d’Orsay
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris
France