Orsay Seen by… Julian Schnabel

Contemporary Interpretations

Julian Schnabel is the first internationally renowed artist invited to share his visions of the Musée d’Orsay. The painter and filmmaker offers a new curatorial approach of the museum’s collections by proposing a selection of works which have never been displayed together. Paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Manet, Courbet and lesser-known artists such as Carolus-Duran and Théodule Robot hang side by side and allow a look at the famous works with fresh eyes and a new perspective. Schnabel presents a selection of his own works to highlight technique and qualities of paintings which have remained intact since the 19th century. We thereby experience 19th century paintings as contemporary creations. Schnabel’s painted conversations with Manet or Van Gogh offer a fresh look at the work of one of the most important artists of our time.

Design:
Julian Schnabel, in collaboration with Louise Kugelberg and Donatien Grau, project leader for the President of the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie

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