Welcome to the Orsay, a former train station turned into a sumptuous museum. It is from here that Christos Markogiannakis invites you to embark on a very special journey–;a journey through history and mythology, crossing paths with mass murderers, stalkers, cursed families, cannibals and serial killers. Murder is present on every floor, in every corner, exposing itself through numerous masterpieces as a gruesome form of art!
Applying the principles of criminology and art history,
The Orsay Murder Club investigates and interprets a choice of some 30 works of art through a "criminartistic' lens. Created by prestigious artists such as Moreau, Cézanne, Carpeaux and Rodin, they all have a thing in common: they represent murder.
Each work will be treated as a crime scene and will lead to a fascinating investigation inspired by the principles of legal and forensic experts. Into what category does the murder fall? What are the factual and historical issues? Who are the victims? What portrait can be drawn of the perpetrator(s)? What is their profile, their background, their motive? Reaching our final destination–;the truth–;will depend on the often unexpected answers found for these questions.
"Mais à quoi pense-t'elle ?" est la question que Suzy Krueger se posa la première fois qu'elle vit une performance de Shibari, l'art traditionel japonais des cordes qui repousse les limites de l'érotisme, à Tokyo. Fascinée par les corps et les expressions des modèles, elle décida de se mettre à leur place en acceptant de se faire attacher à plusieurs reprises, afin de répondre à cette interrogation. Ecorchée Vive regroupe plusieurs textes et illustrations exposant ce qu'il se passe dans l'esprit des modèles une fois que les cordes sont attachées et que le temps s'arrête.
A Tormented Soul
"What is she thinking about ?" is the question Suzy Krueger asked herself the first time she saw a Shibari performance, a traditional Japanese rope art that pushes the limits of eroticism, in Tokyo. Fascinated by the models' bodies and expressions, she decided to put herself at their place by getting tied up several times herself in order to find the answer. Ecorchée Vive is a collection of texts and illustrations about what happens in a model's mind once the ropes are tied together and time stops.
19 October 1800, Le Havre, France. Charles-Alexandre Lesueur set sail on a voyage of discovery to the Southern Lands led by Nicolas Baudin. During this four-year journey to the other side of the world, he demonstrated his talents as a natural history artist with a gift for scientific observation.
Driven by an insatiable curiosity, during a golden age for natural history and learned societies, he travelled constantly throughout his life, between Oceania and Europe, and to the United States.
His sketchbooks and vellums provide a record of the animals, landscapes and indigenous people he encountered.
Lesueur sketched, described and sought to understand a world that was still little known, a world that remained to be discovered. The fineness of his drawing, the realism of the colours he used, the accuracy of his descriptions make him an exceptional natural history artist. His work is a true artistic treasure that is still relevant to science today.
In the spirit of the great explorers of the Enlightenment, Lesueur devoted his entire life to combining passion and observation, adventure and art.