Exhibition : « Splendour and miseries. Picture of prostitution »

You should definitely go to see this exhibition at Orsay museum in Paris. Even if it was crowded, it really worths a visit. It is the first time that the museum gets into the prostitution topic. Is is all about fantasy, dream and reality and the development of the modern painting during the XIXth century.

Its scenography is simple, easy to understand and very precise. The works of art are very well highlighted. The analysis bring us back in the Parisian nineteenth century, place known for all the prostitution which happened there. We learn a lot about the society and the behaviour of the parisians and how the govnerment tries to prevent way too much prostitution.

In addition, this exhibitions allows us to discover less known painters of the nineteenth century and shows off Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s work. There are several types of arts such as sculpture, photography, painting…

I really recommand this exhibition which is successful. I also recommand the permanent collection of the museum which is complete and really interesting if you are interested in the m nineteenth century and the Second Empire. (If you are under twenty five years it is for free !)

I hope you will enjoy the exhibition.

Here are some of my fav piece of art seen at the exhibition:


filles qui s'embrassent

Jan Sluijters (1881-1957), Des Femmes qui s’embrassent


Charles Durand dit Carolus Durand (1837-1917), Portrait de Mademoiselle de Lancey, 1876

Gwenola Bovis

©: RMN


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