Treilles meetings in the Paris Musée d’Orsay
“André Gide and the painters”
Round table and visit of the collections,
as part of the Treilles Meetings,
Salle des Fêtes, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Thursday February 13, 2020 – 6 p.m.
In the analects of the Fondation des Treilles at Gallimard, a new volume entitled “André Gide and the painters. Unreleased letters” documents André Gide’s links with Maurice Denis, the Van Rysselberghe and the Bussy family and allows us to grasp the diversity and evolution of the writer’s relationship with painters. This original corpus, which sheds light on the friendship which linked André Gide to artists like Odilon Redon or the fresco artist René Piot, also gives the opportunity to highlight the support of the writer, familiar with galleries and salons, to his contemporaries, in particular through the purchase of their works. This meeting is organized on the occasion of the launch of “André Gide and the painters. Unrealeased letters“, book edited by Pierre Masson and Olivier Monoyez with the collaboration of Geneviève Masson at Gallimard publisher (Unpublished works from the Fondation des Treilles, collection the NRF notebooks).
6 p.m. – Welcome address by Laurence Des Cars, President of the Orsay and the Orangery Museums, Maryvonne de Saint Pulgent, President of the Treilles Foundation and Alban Cerisier, General Secretary of the Gallimard Editions.
6.15 p.m. – Round table with Pierre Masson, author of “André Gide and the painters. Unrealeased Letters“, Stéphane Guégan, Scientific Advisor to the Presidency of the Orsay and the Orangery Museums, Alban Cerisier, General Secretary of the Gallimard Éditions. Chairman : Robert Kopp, president of the Basel French Studies Society.
7:30 p.m. – Visit of the collections of the Orsay Museum coordinated by Ludovic Raffalli (Louvre school. These routes are designed and presented by Clara Debrosse, Romain Fiquet and Mercedes Grégoire, “docent” Master degree students of the Louvre school)
8:15 p.m. – Cocktail Entrance