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Léopold Chauveau - The land of monsters - Exhibition catalogue

Léopold Chauveau - The land of monsters - Exhibition catalogue

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An atypical personality, Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940), parallel to his activity as a doctor embraced by family obligation, took refuge very early on in a strange artistic universe, as singular as it was original.
A sculptor, illustrator and author of books for adults and children, he ...
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Characteristics

Number of illustrations :
170
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Dimensions :
18 x 25,2 cm
Size of the book :
Relié PP sans jaquette
EAN :
9782711875047
Reference :
EK197504

Editor

Diffuseur :
FLAMMARION SA
Distributeur :
FLAMMARION SA

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The artist

L. Chauveau (1870-1940)

Parallel to his work as a doctor, embraced by family obligation but which he did not appreciate, Léopold Chauveau took refuge as a self-taught artist in a strange artistic universe, as singular as it was original. At once a sculptor, illustrator and author of books for adults and children, he was long forgotten by art history, before a donation from his grandson to the Musée d'Orsay in 2017 (18 sculptures and 100 drawings) brought his name back into the limelight. An atypical personality, Chauveau was introduced to sculpture around 1905 when he had been practising medicine for several years. From 1907 onwards, monsters became a leitmotif of his production, in both sculpture and drawing. Hybrid, his creatures are often endearing, clumsy and as if surprised by their own presence. Seeming to come out of his unconscious, they constitute for Chauveau real companions, the people of an imaginary world in which he would find refuge.