An exhibition showcasing the works of British artist Tracey Emin titled “The Fear of Loving. Orsay through the eyes of Tracey Emin,” is on view at Muséed’Orsay in Paris through September 29, 2019.

Drawing selected drawings from the collections of the Musée d’Orsay, Emin has presented them in dialogue with her own works.  

As per the museum, “These drawings produced on different scales and different mediums are brought together by the artist to express our anxiety at being human when we are confronted with this complex yet essential aspect of our lives: love, humans, animals, objects, in an extensive experience of our humanity. The reality of our lives are also brought into question through these drawings, perhaps the most fragile art form, the one that best reflects sentiments and intellect, as part of a scenography specially designed to reveal the unique beauty of these fragile objects.”

Born in London in 1963, Emin is known for her autobiographical and confessional artworks. Her art involves a variety of media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography, neon text and sewn appliqué. Her works have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Recently, the artist unveiled her public commission for the city of Sydney, “The Distance of Your Heart” (2018) and her largest-ever text piece, “I Want My Time With You” (2018), Saint Pancras International, London. She has also presented a series of dialogues with the great masters of the past, including Willium Turner, William Blake, Francis Bacon and Egon Schiele.


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