The musée d’Orsay has invited celebrated British artist Tracey Emin to select works from the collection, to be placed in dialogue with some of her own drawings - these new works have been produced especially for this exhibition. Emin’s selection has been guided by the theme of love.
Bodies, distorted, perfectly shaped, animal and human, are at the center of her choice of nearly thirty drawings, which includes works by Robert Anning Bell, Albert Besnard, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Chapu, Alexandre Charpentier, Henri Cros, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Constantin Guys, Georges Lacombe, Jules Lefebvre, Théophile Steinlen.
This will be Tracey Emin’s first exhibition at a major French institution. It will mark the musée d’Orsay’s third invitation to a leading contemporary artist to offer their insight into its world, following Julian Schnabel and Glenn Ligon, and its first invitation to an artist to offer her own appreciation of this unique collection of drawings.
Tracey Emin CBE RA was born in London in 1963, and studied at Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. She represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and was elected a Royal Academician in the same year. In 2011, Emin became the Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and in 2013 Queen Elizabeth II appointed her Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts.
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Tracey Emin, The fear of loving, 2018 Acrylique sur papier, 121,5 x 152 cm
© The Artist / courtesy White Cube / Photo Prudence Cuming Associates, London, © Adagp, Paris, 2019
Tracey Emin, I created time For you and me, 2018
Acrylique sur papier 121,6 x 151,5 cm
© Tracey Emin. Droits réservés, Courtesy White Cube, Adagp, Paris, 2019
Edgard Degas (1834-1917) Femme nue, étendue sur le dos. Etude pour la figure au premier plan, à gauche de "Scène de guerre au Moyen-Âge"
Paris, musée d'Orsay, conservé au musée du Louvre. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Adrien Didierjean