Musée d'Orsay: 48/14, La revue du musée d'Orsay, issue # 22, Spring 2006

48/14, La revue du musée d'Orsay, issue # 22, Spring 2006

48/14, La revue du musée d'Orsay (1995-2011)
Collectif, Serge Lemoine, direction
Musée d'Orsay / Réunion des musées nationaux - 2006
soft cover
€ 11 - available


Carrière, Rodin and Dolent: affinities rediscovered
By Pierre Pinchon
Writing in the period between the first Impressionist Exhibition and the publication of the Futurist Manifesto, Jean Dolent is without doubt the "greatest unrecognised talent of the time". An art critic and literature critic, a collector and a friend of the greatest artists, both Rodin and Gauguin, this affable man exerted from Belleville a discreet but effective influence on the art world at the time of Symbolism.

The "republican counter-reformation"
by Guillaume Peignait
After Sedan, in the days after the Commune, the France of the Third Republic was looking for a foundation on which to base the recovery of a humiliated and wounded nation. Art was called upon to extol the republican and patriotic ideals. Popularly acclaimed for its expressive qualities, the neo-baroque style established itself in large public statuary as the appropriate language of persuasion.

The City of Paris administrative commitee for Fine Arts and the policy under MacMahon for the commission of religious paintings
by Emmanuelle Amiot-Saulnier.
1873 saw the departure of Thiers, and the election of Marshall MacMahon as head of a government widely dominated by the conservative parties. Religious matters therefore were debated as hotly in the artistic domain as in the political area. As a central issue for both the State and the City of Paris, religious painting had one last golden age which created a rivalry between the administrative authorities and led to new practices being set up.


New acquisitions

  • An inventory of the contents of the René Lalique archives at the Musée d'Orsay by Annie Roux-Dessarps
  • Ferdinand Hodler, The Woodcutter, 1910 by Claire Frèches-Thory
  • Léon Spilliaert, Self-Portrait, 1903, by Marie-Pierre Salé Maurice Denis, Two angels dressed as deacons and two choirboys Study for two figures of choirboys for "Two angels dressed as deacons and two choirboys preparing a censer", 1898, by Marie-Pierre Salé
  • Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, circa 1915, by Françoise Heilbrun
  • Henri Le Secq, Forest stream (Montmirail), circa 1853, by Françoise Heilbrun
  • Anonymous, Obsession, circa 1865-1870, by Dominique de Font-Réaulx
  • Anatole Marquet de Vasselot, Ung Ymagier du Roi, 1883, by Emmanuelle Héran
  • Alphonse Eugène Lechevrel, Collection of medals and plaquettes, by Emmanuelle Héran
  • Victor Peter, Five animal plaquettes, between1881 et 1906, by Emmanuelle Héran
  • Ch. Bertault, Ferdinand Barbedienne, 1884, by Emmanuelle Héran
  • Emile Vaudremer, Emmanuel Frémiet, Boa offering an apple to a mask, between 1893 and 1898, by Catherine Chevillot and Olivier Gabet
  • Hector Guimard, Catch for interior double doors, circa 1896-1897 Finial, circa 1896-1897 Front door bell, circa 1909-1910 Door plate with number 15, circa 1905-1907 and Fireplace insert, circa 1905-1907, by Philippe Thiébaut
  • Jean Carriès, Pot with handle, 1889, Vase in shape of gourd, circa 1890-1892, by Philippe Thiébaut
  • Hans Stoltenberg Lerche, Eugène Blot, Bottle with spout, circa 1905, by Philippe Thiébaut
  • Keller Frères, Wine or water ewer, circa 1900 by Marie-Madeleine Massé
  • Anonymous, Japan, Two spoons with tea leaf motif, circa 1895 by Marie- Madeleine Massé


  • From Symbolism to Expressionism, Willumsen (1883 –1958), a Danish artist
  • Auguste Rodin/Eugène Carrière
  • Photographing Art, the birth of a genre
  • Drawings by Jean-François Millet
  • Correspondances at the Musée d'Orsay / Contemporary Art: Annette Messager/Scale model of the Opera quarter; Paul Gauguin/Robert Mangold; Paul Cézanne/Jeff Wall; Claude Monet/François Morellet

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