Inspired by the famous texts of Alphonse Donatien de Sade (1740-1814) the Musée d’Orsay imagined a new fresh exposition called “Sade. Attaquer le Soleil”, from October 14 2014 to January 25 2015, with artworks of Goya, Géricault, Ingres, Rops, Rodin, Picasso… (Attention, sensitive ones please abstain yourself)
Sade’s texts are known for their sexual content, his free of spirit and inspired many other areas like the literature and of course the arts, first clandestinely and then becoming like a simple myth, a production that challenges the boundaries, the way we see and feel the human body, question the notion of beauty, and according to Annie Le Brun, Sade’s specialist and invited curator, the exposition will approach themes like the ferocity and the singularity of the desire, the gap, the bizarre and monstrous, the extreme, and the desire as principle of excess and as an imaginary recomposition of the world.
And if with all the themes described above and the artworks involved this exposition wasn’t already good enough, in order to capture more public and serving like an introduction, the Musée d’Orsay counted with L’ogre to make an incredible short film, directed by David Freymond and Florent Michel, about Sade’s exposition, an authentic human landscape as a portrait about the essence of Sade, a veritable masterpiece.
We can’t wait to step inside this exposition, see it for yourself.