Frédéric Bazille, Young Woman with Peonies, French, 1841 - 1870, 1870, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
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Black models – From Géricault to Matisse

In company of chief heritage curator Cécile Debray

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach that combines the history of art and the history of ideas, this exhibition explores aesthetic, political, social and racial issues as well as the imagery unveiled by the representation of black figures in visual arts, from the abolition of slavery in France (1794) to the modern day. The exhibition primarily focuses on the question of models, and therefore the dialogue between the artist who paints, sculpts, engraves or photographs and the model who poses.

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Monday, 3 June 2019
Musée d’Orsay