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Apollinaire, the Eyes of the Poet

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From 06 April 2016 to 13 July 2016

In collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay, from April 06 to July 13, 2016, the Musée de l’Orangerie is home to a very interesting and exceptional exhibition, «Apollinaire, the Eyes of the Poet». This exhibition throws light on one of the most important periods of the French poet, writer, and art critic, Guillaume Apollinaire’s life, a period that witnessed the artist’s most remarkable works.

Born on August, 26, 1880, Apollinaire was a leading figure of his era. He coined the term “Cubism” in 1911, to describe the avant-garde art movement of the early 20th Century, and originated the terms “Orphism” in 1912, and “surrealism” in 1917, a term that he adopted instead of “supernaturalism” to describe the works of the French pianist and composer, Erik Satie.

Apollinaire, the Eyes of the Poet highlights the last 15 years of Apollinaire’s life, the period from 1902 to 1918. It also emphasizes on the role of the artist as an art critic and on the set of principles underlying his work.

This exhibition is curated by Laurence des Cars, Claire Bernardi, and Cécile Girardeau, and assisted by Sylphide de Daranyi.

If you are staying at Hotel Cambon between April 06 and July 13, 2016, consider visiting Apollinaire, the Eyes of the Poet at the Musée de l’Orangerie. It is worth visiting!