‘Splendour and Misery: Images of Prostitution 1850–1910’ at Musée d’Orsay
Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.
Today’s show: “Splendour and Misery: Images of Prostitution 1850-1910” is currently on view at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The exhibition focuses on Paris during the second half of the 19th century, when prostitution was omnipresent in Parisian society. Featuring a mix of paintings, drawings, sculpture and emerging media from the time such as photography and cinematography, it is on view until January 17, 2016.
Giovanni Boldini, Party Scene at the Moulin Rouge, ca. 1889, oil on canvas.