Video • Impressionnist Decorations, dialogue between the curators

Le décor impressionniste : interview des commissaires
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« The idea was to go back to the sources of the Water Lilies and to link them to the history of Impressionism by showing how the Impressionists, very early in their careers and in their lives, were interested in these questions of decoration. » Sylvie Patry


« The heart of the matter is the importance of the wall and the affirmation or negation of the wall »
Anne Robbins

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Sylvie Patry, Director of Conservation and Collections at the Musée d’Orsay and Anne Robbins, Curator of painting, at the Musée d’Orsay, reveal the origins of the project and the scientific choices of the exhibition "Impressionist Decorations". They explain the complexity around the research of the works, the scenographic choices and how these great works were conceived as decorations by the Impressionists.