Beyond the Stars - The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky

14.03.2017 - 25.06.2017

in short

Western Symbolist painting, at the close of the 19th century, sought to elevate art to the medium of the ineffable, and the artist to the rank of initiate.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Le Semeur Arles, novembre 1888 Huile sur toile H. 32,5 ; L. 40,3 cm Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum
© © Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

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Musée d'Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur
75007 Paris
France 

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in detail

Connecting with an order beyond physical appearances, going deeper than material realities to come closer to the mysteries of existence, experimenting with losing oneself in perfect unity with the cosmos... Mystical experiments have been a source of inspiration for 19th-century Symbolist artists who, in reaction to the cult of science and naturalism, endeavoured to represent emotions and mystery.

Organised in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the exhibition aims to look at the mystical aspect of the Symbolist landscape, with works by Gauguin, Denis, Monet, Hodler, Klimt, Munch and van Gogh, as well as by the leading figures of the Canadian school of the 1920s and 1930s, such as Lawren Harris, Tom Thomson and Emily Carr.
Contemplation, the trials of night or war, the fusion of the individual within cosmos, the experience of nature's transcendent forces are as many stages in a mystical progress the exhibition offers to trace.
Admission
11 / 8,50 EUR
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Sun
09:30 - 18:00
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Tue
09:30 - 18:00
Wed
09:30 - 18:00
Thu
09:30 - 21:45
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09:30 - 18:00
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09:30 - 18:00

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