The first drawing, published on January 7, presents an imaginary profile of French novelist and art historian Joris-Carles Huysmans. He “published” his portrait, allegedly painted by the artist Jean-Louis Fauren in 1978. “Thank you @JL.Forain for my portrait,” says the signature on the message. The laikas underneath it were “put” @degas and 14 other users. Huismans’ work is in the center of the museum exhibition, which will be open until March 1.
“The aim [of the project] is to bring these artists of the second half of the 19th century closer by including them in today’s interactive space,” said Lawrence de Carre, President of Orsay, to Le Figaro. – The idea is not to discredit the work, but to draw attention to a certain point in the artist’s biography, to the problems or innovations of the painting, as well as to reveal the emerging resemblance or opposition through contemporary commentaries – fictional or real”.
Delm, who lives alternately in France and the United States, has published his witty sketches in New Yorker, Vogue, W and many others since the late 1980s. He is also known as a long-time illustrator for Glenn O’Brien’s “Stylish Guy” column in GQ.
Delomme’s work at the Orsay Museum is a sequel to a larger book project, “Unseen Instagrams of the Greatest Artists”, published last year. In the book, he presents the profiles of some of the most important people in the art world. Piet Mondrian (@ mondrian. piet) boasts the straight lines of his new Ikea kitchen, Alberto Giacometti (@a_giacometti) complains that “he removes his posts every night and starts over” and Paul Gauguin (@gauguin) posting a portrait of a naked woman with the signature “Last night…”.