The Dream Archives Unveil Sketches from the 19th Century

The Dream Archives Unveil Sketches from the 19th Century
From March 26 until June 30, 2014, the Musée de l'Orangerie will present a selection of sketches to delight both art experts and art novices. Rarely shown to the public at large, these sketches share a common theme: the realm of dreams. For the exhibition entitled 'The Archives of the Dream,' the museum has sorted through works that are normally stored in the cabinet of sketches located at the Louvre Museum. These sketch archives cannot be accessed by visitors, so it is truly an opportunity to be able to see some of the works that are stored within it.

Selected by expert Werner Spies, the commissioner of the exhibition, the works displayed during the 'Archives of the Dream' exhibition represent only a portion of the 93,000 sketches stored by the Louvre. Created by master artists of the 19th century, roughly 200 sketches were chosen to be shown at the Musée de l'Orangerie, and they include preliminary sketches, models and other types of drawings.

From Degas to Moreau to Millet, the preparatory works and experimentations of some of the most talented artists in history will be presented. Introspective portraits, fantastic images and imaginary landscapes are all part of the dream worlds conceived by the artists who are part of this exhibition.

Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens can discover the exhibit dedicated to reverie at the Musée de l'Orangerie. Located within the Tuileries Garden, a visit to this exhibit provides a chance to see one of Paris's most stunning parks. Its address in the 1st arrondissement means that it is only a short distance away from the Grands Hôtels.