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Nathanaëlle Herbelin exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay

A fervent visitor to the treasures of the Musée d'Orsay since her childhood, theFrench-Israeli artist Nathanaëlle Herbelin has been granted the honor of offering a unique perspective on her paintings and her sources of inspiration. Carrying the heritage of the Nabis, it brilliantly revives their favorite themes such as daily life, domestic interiors and intimacy, while resolutely placing them in a striking contemporaneity.

Date:  from March 12, 2024 to June 30, 2024

Location: Musée d'Orsay

Desire: Painting, contemporary, Nabis

Itsexhibition at the Musée d'Orsayis harmoniously part of the cultural approach of the institution, aiming to enrich the "polyphony of Orsay" by integrating less conventional artistic figures. Here, the emphasis is placed on highlighting an emerging artist already acclaimed by critics. His meteoric rise since leaving Beaux-Arts in Paris less than a decade ago has sparked many comments, also offering the opportunity for the Musée d'Orsay to highlight its interest in artists from the neighboring school and former students passionate about its collections.

Nathanaëlle Herbelin
Nathanaëlle Herbelin

The contemporary exhibition in spring 2024 will strikingly highlight the sensitive integration of the artist into theNabis heritage. If the delicacy of his touch, his chromatic palette and his motifs irresistibly evoke Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard or Félix Vallotton, contemporary figurative elements resolutely anchor these genre scenes in our current reality. The presence of contemporary details such as mobile phones or electrical cables adds a modern dimension to these compositions, while addressing contemporary concerns.

Thus, the intimacy of the maternal body while washing sometimes reveals the model in the process of removing hair, thus defying conventions. The questioning of gender is explored through the transposition of a naked male model in the bathtub, while another painting offers a daring exploration of female pleasure. At the same time, the familiar scene of a bedroom is bathed in the nighttime blue glow of a laptop resting on the lap of a reclining figure.

This artistic update should undoubtedly resonate deeply with the works of Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard and Félix Vallotton, permanently hung in these galleries, without ever falling into the ease of pastiche. The sensitive and unique universe of Nathanaëlle Herbelin promises a captivating artistic experience.

Date:  from March 12, 2024 to June 30, 2024

Location: Musée d'Orsay

Desire: Painting, contemporary

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