Musée d'Orsay: The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Maurice DenisModel on the scale of one tenth of the cupola of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées remains a crucial landmark in the history of architecture in the 20th century. This documentary exhibition recalled the stages of its birth, with its wealth of diverse collaborations : Henri Fivaz, R. Bouvard, Van de Velde and the Perret brothers in the field of architecture, Auguste Bourdelle in that of sculpture, Maurice Denis, Edouard Vuillard, Ker-Xavier Roussel, Lebasque and Marval for the painted decoration.

Maps, drawings, painted sketches and sculptures, many hitherto unseen, thus made up a beautiful multi-disciplinary "concerto". The exhibition ended with the evolution of the sumptuous season set up by Gabriel Astruc for the inauguration of the theatre in the spring of 1913 with, amongst others, the first performance of the Rite of Spring by Stravinsky.


Jean-Michel Nectoux, Claire Frèche-Thory, Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Georges Vigne, curators, Musée d'Orsay

27 October 1987 - 24 January 1988
Musée d'Orsay

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