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Art exhibitions in 2016 worth seeing

Updated: 2016-01-22 09:10

8. Marc Gabriel Charles Gleyre(1806-1874): Romance of confession

Art exhibitions in 2016 worth seeing

Dance of the Bacchantes, 1849, Oil on canvas, by Charles Gleyr. [Photo/musee-orsay.fr]

Address: Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France

Time: May 10 - Sept 11, 2016

In the 19th century, Gleyre was honored as one of the major leaders in academy painting. His art studio in Paris was the most open and creative art space among others, which had lodged great art masters like Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, and Alfred Sisley.

Some critics hold the view that Gleyre's simple and clear drawing style, and his favor of mythical themes showed his resistance to the outside new world. This exhibition intends to emphasize and reevaluate the passion, violence and oriental elements in Gleyre's paintings. He portrayed females as an image of seduction and danger, which was an experimental pioneer of symbolism at the end of 19th century.

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