Musée d'Orsay: Carabin (1862-1952) or Unity in Art

Carabin (1862-1952) or Unity in Art

François-Rupert CarabinBookshelves© DR - RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / DR
Does the combination of honest realism and perverse subtlety displayed by Rupert Carabin (1862-1952) display the career of an Alsacian transplanted to Montmartre, or does it, on the contrary, display a Germanic dream revisited by a "brother in debauchery" of Toulouse-Lautrec  ? Against Carabin's regionalism was opposed modernity in his exploitation of the qualities of his materials : bronze (the Loïe Fuller series, 1896-1897), sandstone (Fountain-basin, 1897-1898) but, above all, wood, which he cut, dipped in linseed oil and thumb-patinated (Dr Montandon's Bookcase, 1890, Musée d'Orsay).

This documentary exhibition, partly derived from that which was organised by Nadine Lehni and Etienne Martin in the Strasbourg museum (F.R. Carabin 1862-1932, January - March, 1993), displayed all the techniques he practised, sculptures, art objects, drawings, photographs.


Anne Pingeot, general curator, Musée d'Orsay and Philippe Néagu, curator, Musée d'orsay.

20 April - 11 July 1993
Musée d'Orsay

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