Photographers either rendered this through the use of posed photographs or chose to transcribe its fugitive and mobile soul through the use of instant photography. Unclothed models or visitors wearing hats people these places of creation ; the close link between the artist and his model is thus revealed.
Being the collection of a museum of fine arts, the photographic collection gathers many photographs of studios, showing the artist at his work, unveiling his models. Some eighty photographs of the Musée d'Orsay collection are presented, depicting amongst others and for instance the studios of Camille Corot, Pierre Prins, Bartholomé, Mucha, Forain, Delaherche, Gérôme, Carabin, Bugatti, Bonnard, Rodin.
Dominique de Font-Reaulx, curator, Musée d'Orsay
Periodical48/14, La revue du musée d'Orsay, issue # 20, Spring 2005
Musée d'Orsay / Réunion des musées nationaux
Exhibition catalogueThe Artist's Studio
de Font-Réaulx Dominique
5 continents / Musée d'Orsay