Masculine / Masculine: The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day

01 December 2013 - 02 January 2014
This exhibition focuses on the representation of the male nude in art from the 19th century to the present day.

Though the female nude has long remained a fascination and commonly explored topic within the art world, the male nude continues to be something of an enigma. Used as an artistic tool for learning the anatomy of the human body, the male form has its own philosophical, sociological and aesthetic functions within artwork. In collaboration with the first curator of an exhibition dedicated to the male figure in 2012 (which was held at the Leopold Museum in Vienna), the Musée d’Orsay explores this seldom-explored subject matter utilising sculpture, painting, photography, and other media.

Until 2nd January 2014
Musée d’Orsay
5 Quai Anatole
75007 Paris
Tel: + 33 1 40 49 48 14