Old painters in Instagram (new project of the Orsay Museum in Paris)
Old painters will be in Instagram in 2020.
The Orsay Museum in Paris has launched a new project to make artists who lived more than a hundred years ago more visible on social networks. The institution which boasts of an unsurpassed collection of impressionist paintings, was invited Illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme. Old painters will be in Instagram every week.
Jean-Philippe Delhomme will publish illustrations on the Museum’s Instagram account every Monday through 2020. There will be artists whose works are stored in the collection. It will look as if they were alive today.
The first drawing, published on January 7, presents an imaginary profile of the French novelist and art critic Joris-Carl Huysmans. He “published” a portrait of himself, allegedly painted by the artist Jean-Louis Foren in 1978. “Thank you @JL.Forain for my portrait, ” reads the caption. Likes under it “put” @degas and 14 other users. Huysmans ‘ work is at the center of an exhibition at the Museum, which will be open until March 1.
“The goal [of the project] is to bring these artists of the second half of the 19th century closer by including them in today’s interactive,” Lawrence de car, President of Orsay, told Le Figaro newspaper. — The idea is not to discredit the works, but to draw attention to a certain point in the artist’s biography, to the problems or innovations of the painting, as well as using modern comments — fictitious or real — to identify the emerging similarity or opposition.”
Delo, who lives alternately in France and the United States, has published his witty sketches in the New Yorker, Vogue, W, and many other magazines since the late 1980s. And he known as the Illustrator of writer Glenn O’brien’s “stylish guy” column at GQ.
Dilemma’s work at the Orsay Museum was a continuation of the larger book project “still unseen instagrams of the greatest artists”, published last year. In the book, he presents profiles of some significant people in the art world. Pete Mondrian (@ mondrian. piet) brags about the straight lines of his new IKEA kitchen, Alberto Giacometti (@a_giacometti) complains that “every night he deletes posts and starts again” and Paul Gauguin (@gauguin) posts” to attract attention “a portrait of a naked woman with the caption” Last night…”.
This article was originally based on material from the Art Net