On the occasion of the bicentenary of her birth, the Musée d’Orsay is putting Rosa Bonheur in the spotlight by organizing a major exhibition not to be missed. Rendezvous from October 18, 2022 to January 15, 2023 to discover unpublished works from this major artist.

An icon of the emancipation of women

A major national and international event, this exhibition honors an extraordinary, innovative and inspiring artist, Rosa Bonheur. The multi-faceted artist became known for her social struggles, and for the way she represented her beliefs in her paintings. This artist known as an icon of the emancipation of women placed the living world at the heart of her work and of her existence, she also fought to have animals recognized as unique beings, endowed with their own sensitivity. Through her great technical mastery, she was able to restore both animal anatomy and psychology.

Rosa bonheur

More than 200 paintings

Rosa Bonheur was one of the greatest artists of her time: known both in Europe and in the United States, she was one of the artists whose works were the most expensive of her time. The Musée d’Orsay highlights these unique treasures, sometimes found in the attic of its former castle, located in Thomery. More than 200 paintings, graphic arts, sculptures, photographs are exhibited, from public and private collections in Europe and the United States.

rosa bonheur

Musée d’Orsay

1 rue de la Legion d’Honneur,

75007 Paris


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