Exhibition at the museum

Emile Zola : Photographs of his Daughter Denise

From June 06th to September 17th, 1989 -
Musée d'Orsay
Esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
75007 Paris
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Emile Zola-Denise assise, deux poupées serrées dans les bras
Emile Zola
Denise assise, deux poupées serrées dans les bras, entre 1900 et 1902
Musée d'Orsay
© Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Alexis Brandt
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Emile Zola's photographic work, revealed in 1979 by by François-Emile Zola's study followed by various exhibitions, demonstrates the precision of the writer's attention to the city and his contemporary world. Family photography also had an important place in Zola's photographic production.
The Musée d'Orsay acquired 26 portraits of Denise, the daughter the writer had with Jeanne Rozerot, made between c.1898 and 1902, the year when the writer died. These sensitive portraits testify to the affection he held for his daughter. Zola operated as an artist, having Denise pose in many thoughtful and gracious attitudes with the conscience of a professional photographer.

The exhibition is now over.

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