What makes a perfect ladies night? How about champagne, macarons, nude men and good friends? That’s exactly the ladies night I just had the pleasure of indulging in. Following a Girls Guide to Paris soirée to launch their new magazine, I met girlfriends at the Musee d’Orsay. That’s where we found the nude men. Did I neglect to mention they were sculpted?
Rarely in history has the male nude, the basis of Academic art training, been displayed the way the beauty of the nude woman has, and still is. The Musee d’Orsay decided to change this by curating the exhibition, Masculine / Masculine. Their aim is to take an “interpretive, playful, sociological and philosophical approach to exploring all aspects and meanings of the male nude in art.”
What most impressed me was the variety of artworks in view.
From Rodin to Bacon, Warhol, Pierre et Gilles, Cocteau, Flandrin and many more masters.
There was certainly a fair share of ogling by eager onlookers, but well worth braving the crowds.
And worth snapping a few photos, even though it was forbidden. Shhhh!
If you are in Paris, grab your girlfriends (or go solo) and head to the Orsay!
Exhibition ends January 2nd.