Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie are reaching across artistic disciplines – and the Seine – in a new expo devoted to Claude Debussy. The show, Debussy, la Musique et les Arts, at L’Orangerie, demonstrates the influence of French visual artists and poets on Debussy’s music.
Paintings, drawings and pastels by Degas, Renoir, Vuillard, Gauguin, and Maurice Denis among others, are shown beside letters and photographs by the artists.
Original editions by Gide and Valéry are also displayed, as well as manuscripts by Ernest Chausson, one of Debussy’s early supporters.
Debussy’s manuscripts are not only featured, but his work is performed. The d’Orsay will present two concerts in March featuring Debussy’s L’Enfant prodigue.
Until June 11.