Millet, Courbet and French Naturalism features 87 masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay collection and will give visitors of this new museum an overview of the founding and evolution of 19th-century French realist and naturalist painting.
In addition to Millet and Courbet, all the major protagonists of these pictorial movements are represented: Jules Bastien-Lepage, Alfred Roll, Rosa Bonheur, as well as the painters of the Ecole de Barbizon, including Corot…, artists who broke free from contemporary academic rules to not only deliver a new vision of nature, but to also represent the men around them, the traditions and the profound mutations of a rapidly-changing society.
CuratorsStéphane Guégan, curator at the Musée d'Orsay
Xavier Rey, curator at the Musée d'Orsay
Exhibition organised by the China Art Museum, Shanghai and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.