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Charles Gleyre (1806-1874). The Reformed Romantic: First Exhibition Ever Devoted to Charles Gleyre at Musée d’Orsay Latest blog

From May 10th through September 11th, 2016, the iconic Parisian museum, Musée d’Orsay is pleased to present the first major exhibition ever dedicated to the Swiss artist Charles Gleyre, in France: Charles Gleyre (1806-1874). The Reformed Romantic.

After taking over the studio of the French painter Paul Delaroche (1797 – 1856) in 1843, Gleyre became the teacher of a remarkable number of young aspiring artists who succeeded to achieve great success and to become leading figures in the history of art, including the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), the Impressionist landscape painter Alfred Sisley (1839 – 1899), the French Orientalist painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 – 1904), the prominent artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919), and the founder of Tonalism, the American painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903).

Though he is reputed to be one of the most influential painters and teachers in the 19th century, Gleyre has never been the subject of an exhibition in France, before. Today, Charles Gleyre (1806-1874). The Reformed Romantic at Musée d'Orsay highlights the essential and significant role played by Gleyre’s studio, unveiling the interesting and profound discrepancy between the artist and his work.

The exhibition Charles Gleyre (1806-1874). The Reformed Romantic puts on display a selection of fascinating works borrowed from the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Charles Gleyre (1806-1874). The Reformed Romantic is curated by :
Guy Cogeval, director of Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie
Côme Fabre, curator, Louvre Museum
Paul Perrin, curator, Musée d'Orsay
Guests staying at Hotel Meyerhold Opera Paris will be within 15 minutes’ drive from Musée d’Orsay.