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Plate painting of trees by Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

Trees of Home (for Peter Beard) 3, 2020
Oil, plates, bondo on wood
72 x 60 x 9 7/8 inches (182.9 x 152.4 x 25 cm)
© Julian Schnabel Studio; Photo by Tom Powel Imaging; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

“I think you need to walk around the show and just see how you feel,” says artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel as he explains his new exhibition, Orsay Through the Eyes of Julian Schnabel, which opened Oct. 10 at the Musée D’Orsay in Paris. It’s the 31-year-old museum’s first show by a contemporary artist, and presents an unusual perspective on notable artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Édouard Manet. Schnabel is all about searching for feelings in the moment, particularly in his upcoming film At Eternity’s Gate, which takes an impressionistic look at Van Gogh’s tumultuous final years.

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