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Exposition « Sauvages »

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In the seventeenth century, the representation of animals becomes a special genre of Western painting. Pieter Boel goes to the menagerie of Versailles
to study living exotic or familiar animals. With a great attention to detail, he notes the peculiarities of different species, the finesse of a down, the splendor of a plumage or the softness of a coat. At the same time, some still-life artists specialize in the representation of hunting trophies.

In the eighteenth century, the vogue of the genre scene places pets in the heart of living or touching scenes where they surround women and children. Buffon uses scientific illustrators to illustrate the boards of his Natural History, in line with the studies of the masters of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci or Dürer. This tradition continues in the nineteenth century with naturalist painters, like Audubon. Driven by the romantic ardor, some artists of the Nineteenth century breathe an epic dimension to their work. From scenery or props, animals become the subject of their works. The first exhibition of animal artists is organized in 1912 by the Society Wild animals. From 1912 to 1928, its members exhibit at the Petit Gallery in Paris. The SNAA (National Salon of Animal Artists) was created in 1976.

It is in this age-old tradition that "Wildlife" exhibition, the great contemporary animal artists, presented at Atelier Grognard. The challenge is daunting : to expose the greatest animal artists of the moment, heirs of the masters who forged the characteristics of animal art. All have hundreds of hours of observation under their belt. Of their attentive study, of their intimacy with their subjects, of the sacralisation represented animals show some of the major issues contemporaries : the relationship between man and animals, the preservation species or the exploitation of animals by humans.

6, avenue du Château de Malmaison 92500 Rueil-Malmaison France

Phone : 01 47 14 11 63

e-mail :


From 28/09 to 09/12/2018 between 1.30 PM and 6 PM.
Closed on Monday.

Period: Autumn


Adult: 4 €.

Payment method : Cheque, Cash


Spoken languages : French


Accès : Depuis la Défense, Nanterre ou Rueil-Malmaison prendre le bus n°258 direction "La Jonchère" et arrêt "Le Château".
Depuis Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Le Pecq, Port-Marly ou Bougival, prendre le bus n°259 direction "Nanterre" et arrêt "Le Château".

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