Ladies,..and gentlemen (but mostly ladies), it seems that Musee d’Orsay has given some thought at
how they should make a delightful autumn for us. After last year’s exhibition in Leopold museum (http://www.leopoldmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/46/nude-men), where the male nude took center-stage, as art pieces or embodied “art” (if we are to remember the gorgeous exhibitionist who stripped off his clothes during the exhibition), we are again in for a new take on the subject.
Hence, between 24th of September 2013 and 2 of January 2014, you can enjoy an exhibition whose focus is on “The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day.” (http://www.musee-orsay.fr/index.php?id=649&L=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=37292&no_cache=1):
“While it has been quite natural for the female nude to be regularly exhibited, the male nude has not been accorded the same treatment….Therefore when presenting the exhibition Masculine / Masculine, the Musée d’Orsay, drawing on the wealth of its own collections and of other French public collections, aims to take an interpretive, playful, sociological and philosophical approach to exploring all aspects and meanings of the male nude in art.”
You can also have a look at the exhibition video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXsInKvv2TY (the puddle is my favourite in this clip 🙂 ). Or a look at The Telegraph article on it: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10330439/Risque-exhibition-on-male-nude-opens-at-Musee-dOrsay.html
If this is going to be a good exhibition or not is left to be seen (by those who can attend it). What seems certain is that it’s gonna show “male beauty in all its glory” (literally), to quote the curator.