If you were to take a look at all of the models and figures in artwork in a major gallery, how many of those figures would be white and how many would be black? There is a good chance that the vast majority – if not all of the subjects in some older collections are white. In this show, there are 100 pieces on display, including some from Manet, Cezanne, Matisse and Gauguin. The idea here is that the viewer should be able to see an evolution in the form and story behind the black models.
Black Models at Musee d’Orsay is an important show not just for the black community that may still feel under-represented in the art world, but also for all those that hadn’t considered issues of race before. The show is already underway and will continue until the 21st of July. All those that want to see famous works and their subjects from a different perspective should take advantage of this opportunity.
From March 26, 2019, to July 21, 2019
62 rue de Lille
75007 Paris 7