Cézanne’s portraits at the Musée d’Orsay

“Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted almost 200 portraits during his career, including 26 of himself and 29 of his wife, Hortense Fiquet. The exhibition will explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraiture, including his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject.” Read more… See also: John Elderfield, former Chief …

“Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Baltic States” at Musée d’Orsay, Paris

But why did they name this exhibition “Wild Souls”? Maybe to attract the crowds but it is misleading and does not serve this attractive exhibition well. If anything it’s just the opposite. When you walk through the show, if nature is omnipresent, it’s not wild but an intense, controled and quiet presence. As my favourite …