Beyond Stars – The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky, Musée d’Orsay, Paris. March 14 – June 25, 2017
Hilma af Klint is represented at the Group Exhibition Beyond Stars – The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Address : Musée d’Orsay | 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur | 75007 Paris | France
Dates : March 14 – June 25, 2017
Guy Cogeval, director of the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie
Katharine Lochnan, Senior Curator and The R. Fraser Elliott Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Isabelle Morin Loutrel, curator, Musée d’Orsay
Beatrice Avanzi, curator, Musée d’Orsay
Link to the exhibition : http://www.musee-orsay.fr/fr/evenements/expositions/aux-musees/presentation-generale/article/au-dela-des-etoiles-44978.html?cHash=75c6da3ced
Quote from the website of Musée d’Orsay :
Seeking an order beyond physical appearances, going beyond physical realities to come closer to the mysteries of existence, experimenting with the suppression of the self in an indissoluble union with the cosmos… It was the mystical experience above all else that inspired the Symbolist artists of the late 19th century who, reacting against the cult of science and naturalism, chose to evoke emotion and mystery.
The landscape, therefore, seemed to these artists to offer the best setting for their quest, the perfect place for contemplation and the expression of inner feelings.
Thus the exhibition, organised in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, explores the genre of landscape principally through the works of Paul Gauguin, Maurice Denis, Ferdinand Hodler and Vincent Van Gogh, but also presents North American painters such as Giorgia O’Keeffe and Emily Carr, who are less well known in France.
Contemplation, the ordeal of the night or of war, the fusion of the individual with the cosmos, and the experience of the transcendental forces of nature, are stages in a mystical journey the exhibition invites you to take.
Exposed work :
No 3, Altarpiece
Group X. 1915
Oil and and metal leaf on canvas
185 x 152 cm