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Self-portraits from Cézanne to Van Gogh...

As part of its partnership with the Musée d'Orsay, the Crozatier museum in Puy-en-Velay is presenting until September 17, an exhibition on the theme of self-portraits through 70 works (paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints) dated from 1833 to 1928.

Clémentine-Hélène Dufau. Portrait de l'artiste. 1911. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) Hervé Lewandowski
Clémentine-Hélène Dufau. Portrait de l'artiste. 1911. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) Hervé Lewandowski

Thanks to a very didactic bias, leaving plenty of room for surprise and pleasure, the exhibition offers the public an understanding of the diversity of currents that renewed the tradition of painting in the 19th century and created, through the forerunners - successive guards, the context of emergence of modern painting in the first years of the 20th century.

Eduardo Rosales. Sainte Cataline de Sienne reçoit les stigmates.  1862. Musée national du Prado
Léon Bonnat Portrait de l’artiste 1855 Paris, musée d’Orsay © Musée d’Orsay, RMN-Grand Palais Patrice Schmidt

Alongside well-known faces such as those of Paul Cézanne, Gustave Courbet, Vincent Van Gogh or Camille Pissarro, who have become icons of art, many other artists, appreciated in their time but less famous today, such as Georges-Antoine Rochegrosse, Ernest Meissonier or Clémentine-Hélène Dufau deserve to be rediscovered.

Eduardo Rosales. Le château de la Mota . 1872. Musée national du Prado
Camille Pissarro. Autoportrait. 1873. © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

The proposed exhibition, while taking up part of the work carried out previously, is completely original with new works on loan from the Musée d'Orsay and the collaboration of eight museums in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (Bourg-en- Bresse, Grenoble, Lyon, Moulins, Roanne, Valence, Saint-Étienne, Villefranche-sur-Saône).


Musée Crozatier du Puy en Velay

2, rue Antoine Martin

43000 Le Puy-en-Velay


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