'Pastels de Millet à Redon' Unveiled at Musée d'Orsay


Pastels de Millet à Redon Unveiled at Musée d'Orsay

Curated from d'Orsay's vast archives and running from March 14 through July, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition will present 95 pastel works by some of the greatest artists of their time, including Eugène Boudin, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Jean-François Millet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Piet Mondrian, and Odilon Redon.


Photo Courtesy: Odilon Redon, "Fleur de sang", 1895, pastel sur papier gris, Musée d'Orsay

Gustave Caillebotte, "Le Nageur", 1877, pastel sur papier, Musée d'Orsay

Jean-François Millet, "La femme au puits", vers 1866, pastel et crayon noir sur papier beige, Musée d'Orsay

Many of these drawings have never left the dark archival rooms at the museum due to their sensitivity to UV light. After the exhibition, they will be returned to the archives. 

The exhibition was initiated by the president of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie, Christophe Leribault, and curated by Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Curator of Drawings at Musée d'Orsay. The Pastels De Millet à Redon art book, the first of a new book series focusing on the museum's collection, will be available at the d'Orsay and in bookstores worldwide.

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