The land of monsters. Léopold Chauveau

23 June 2020 13 September 2020
In addition to being a doctor - a profession forced on him by family obligations but which he himself did not enjoy -, Léopold Chauveau took refuge in a strange, self-taught artistic universe, both singular and original in equal measures. A sculptor, illustrator and author of books for adults and children, he long remained forgotten in the history of art, before a gift by his grandson to the Musée d'Orsay in 2017 (18...

This exhibition provides an entirely new insight into a work that was without equal at its time. It is structured around two parts: the personality, life and work of Léopold Chauveau, and his children's universe that will leave young visitors mesmerised.


Curators

Ophélie Ferlier-Bouat and Leïla Jarbouai, curators at the Musée d'Orsay

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