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This exhibition is dedicated to one of the most decadent writer of all time, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, better known under the name Marquis de Sade.
This French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher and writer, was famous for his libertine sexuality. He completely transformed the history of both literature and the arts, first as an underground writer, and later by becoming a veritable legend in his lifetime.
The Orsay Museum is dedicated an exhibition onto the revolution of representation opened up by the author's writings.
Because the Marquis de Sade work was a radical questioning of issues of limits, proportion, excess, notions of beauty, ugliness, the sublime and the body image, the result was quickly visible in arts. At a time of strong religious belief, he swept away those religious, ideological, moral and social presuppositions for something new and shocking.
Later, this ferocity and singularity of desire, deviation, extremes, the weird and the monstrous, desire as a principle of excess and imaginary recomposition of the world, was taken in works by artists such as Goya, Géricault, Ingres, Rops, [artist Rodin 101], Picasso…
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