It aims to explore Apollinaire’s mental and aesthetic universe through a thematic display: from Douanier Rousseau to Matisse, Picasso, Braque and Delaunay, from Cubism to Orphism and Surrealism, from academic sources to modernity, from tribal arts to popular arts. One section will highlight in particular the poet’s links with Picasso. The exhibition sits quite naturally in the Musée de l'Orangerie alongside the works collected by his friend Paul Guillaume, whom Apollinaire introduced into the avant-garde circles, and whose mentor and adviser he became.
General CuratorLaurence des Cars, general curator, director of the Musée de l'Orangerie
CuratorsClaire Bernardi, curator, Musée d'Orsay
Cécile Girardeau, curator, Musée de l'Orangerie
Exhibition organised by the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée de l'Orangerie with the exceptional support of the Centre Pompidou, the Musée National Picasso-Paris and the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris.