Therefore when presenting the exhibition Masculine / Masculine, the Musée d'Orsay, drawing on the wealth of its own collections and of other French public collections, aims to take an interpretive, playful, sociological and philosophical approach to exploring all aspects and meanings of the male nude in art.
Given that the 19th century took its inspiration from 18th century classical art, and that this influence still resonates today, the Musée d’Orsay is extending its traditional historical range in order to draw a continuous arc of creation through two centuries down to the present day, and will include the whole range of techniques: painting, sculpture, graphic arts and, of course, photography, which will have an equal place in the exhibition.
Please note that some of the pieces presented in the exhibition may be shocking to some visitors (particularly children).
CuratorGuy Cogeval, President of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie public establishment
Ophélie Ferlier, curator, Musée d'Orsay
Xavier Rey, curator, Musée d'Orsay
Dr. Ulrich Pohlmann, director of the photographic collection, Stadtmuseum, Munich
Tobias G. Natter, director, Leopold Museum, Vienna
Exhibition organised by the Musée d'Orsay in collaboration with the Leopold Museum, Vienna