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Van Gogh / Artaud exhibition Paris

From 11/03/2014 to 06/07/2014

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On the occasion of the Van Gogh retrospective in Paris in 1947, the gallery owner Pierre Loeb offered the writer Antonin Artaud to write about Van Gogh. Outraged by reading excerpts from the Dr. Beer’s book, a psychiatrist, seriously doubting the mental health of Van Gogh, Artaud wrote a work disputing the psychiatrist’s theory and describing Vincent Van Gogh as a misunderstood genius by society and by doctors. According to him, the painter's suicide is due to people who were disturbed by his works.
 
Through an itinerary of thirty paintings, drawings and letters of Van Gogh, the Orsay Museum offers a unique exhibition to the visitors, based on the writing of Artaud. You may also find Artaud’s drawings and portraits of him at the time he wrote Van Gogh, The Man Suicided by Society.
 
To visit the exhibition at the Orsay Museum and enjoy your stay in the capital, our full of charm hotel in Paris La Madeleine will be delighted to welcome you.
 
 
Useful Information: 
 
Van Gogh / Artaud. The Man Suicided by Society Paris
Orsay Museum
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris
 
Opening hours: every day, except on Monday, from 9:30am to 6pm
And on Thursday until 9:45pm
 
For more details, visit the Orsay Museum website.