Masculine / Masculine – The Nude Man in Art at the Orsay Museum – Paris

Masculine / Masculine – The Nude Man in Art at the Orsay Museum – Paris

September 24, 2013 through January 12, 2014 - Featuring masterpieces of painting, sculpture, drawing and photography from the Musée d’Orsay’s own collection as well as the collections of other leading French cultural institutions, “Masculine/Masculine – The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day,” takes an interpretive, philosophical, sociological and playful approach in its exploration of the aspects and meanin­gs of the male nude in art during the last two centuries. Focused on the great themes that have shaped the image of the male body during the preceding two centuries from the Classical hero to the modern sports icon, the installation compares and contrasts works from different eras and mediums, examining the evolution of bodies restructured and idealized by a roster of artists that includes painters Bazille, Bouguereau, Cadmus, David, Desmarais and Flandrin, the sculptor Rodin and photographers Horst P. Horst, Eadweard Muybridge and Pierre et Gilles.

Among the masterpieces of painting on display are David’s, “Patroclu,” from 1780, Desmarais’s, “The Shepherd Paris,” from 1787, Flandrin’s, “Young Man Beside the Sea,” from 1836, Bougereau’s, “Equality Before Death,” from 1848, Bazille’s, “Fisherman with a Net,” from 1868 and Cadmus’s, “The Bath,” from 1951. Look for important sculptural works including Rodin’s famed, “The Age of Bronze,” from 1877, so lifelike it was considered a fake when it was unveiled, accused of being a cast rather than a sculpture, as well as celebrated photographs like, Muybridge’s, “Animal Locomotion,” series from 1887, Horst’s portraits of, “George Hoyningen-Huene,” from the 1930s and the memorable Pierre et Gilles images, “Mercury,” from 2001 and, “Vive la France,” from 2006.

 

"Young Man Beside the Sea" (1836) - Flandrin

“Young Man Beside the Sea” (1836) – Flandrin

 

Official Exhbition Site

 

ORSAY MUSEUM

(MUSÉE D’ORSAY)

62, RUE DE LILLE

75343 PARIS FRANCE

(1) 40-49-48-14

 

September 24, 2013 through January 12, 2014

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

OPEN THURSDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 9:45 P.M.

CLOSED ON MONDAY.

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS ON JANUARY 1, MAY 1 AND DECEMBER 25.

 

ADMISSION:

12€ FOR A TICKET PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE EXHIBITION AND THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.

9.50€ FOR A STUDENT TICKET (18 – 25) PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE EXHIBITION AND THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.

FREE FOR THOSE 18 AND UNDER.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

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