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Huysmans's Eye

Manet, Degas, Moreau
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Result of a major partnership between the Musée d'Orsay and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg, this vast exhibition is dedicated to the writer and art critic Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907). A multi-faceted personality whose writings bear witness to an "end-of-the-century" spirit often described as decadent, the author of A Rebours (1884) was also the savvy commentator of Parisian salons and a great defender of Impressionist modernity, before becoming turning towards the symbolists and then eventually dedicating, his last writings to the Primitives.
Exhibition Curator: Estelle Pietrzyk, Chief Heritage Curator, Directress of MAMCS. The Strasbourg stage of this exhibition has benefited from the expertise of Robert Kopp, Professor of French literature, University of Basel.
Exhibition being held by the Museums of the City of Strasbourg and the museums of Orsay and l'Orangerie, Paris, with the exceptional assistance of the National Library of France and the National and University Library of Strasbourg and the support of LUBIN.
Utagawa Hiroshige, "Langouste", vers 1832. Cabinet des Estampes et des Dessins. Photo : M. Bertola
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