This autumn, men will be sporting their birthday suits at the Musée d’Orsay: naked, nude, stripped, as nature intended. The male body in all its forms is shown off in an exhibition that focuses on one of the major themes of Western art (though rarely explored from this angle). Paintings, sculptures, drawings and photos from the 19th century to the present day dissect the diverse representations of the ‘male object’: sometimes a symbol of virility, sometimes an emblem of classical beauty. And sometimes, simply, reduced to the bald status of a pin-up.
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun 9.30am-6pm; Thu 9.30am-9.45pm