The French artist, Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960) arrived in Japan in 1899, where he spent the best part of his life. He travelled to Korea, China and Micronesia which he visited numerous times to paint portraits of the inhabitants. Through his engravings and drawings, he represented men and women he had met using a style that is simultaneously intimate, aesthetic and ethnographic.
About the exhibition
Several major themes allow the visitor to travel through his extensive and unique œuvre: the artist-ethnographer's intimate vision of an "elsewhere" which had become his daily reality, the representation of tattooing, adornment and of certain rituals and the erotic component of certain portraits.
The exhibition brings together more than 160 exceptional drawings, sketches and engravings from the donation made to the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in 2011 by Madame Thérèse Jacoulet-Inagaki, the adopted daughter of Paul Jacoulet, as well as the three other heirs and donors - Chisei Ra, Louis Young Whan Rah and Shozo Tomita. A collection of wood used in the preparation of engravings, objects from the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, together with audio-visual programmes, complete this presentation.
- Christian Polak, doctor in law, specialist in the history of Franco-Japanese relations, specialist in the work of Paul Jacoulet
- with the collaboration of Julien Rousseau, responsible for the Asia collections, at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
- Kiyoko Sawatari, Senior researcher at the Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan, specialist in the work of Paul Jacoulet
- Sébastien Galliot, specialist in Micronesian tattoos
- Place: Mezzanine est
From Tuesday 26 February 2013 at Sunday 19 May 2013
Closed on mondayTuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30 am-07:00 pmThursday: 10:30 am-10:00 pm
- Public: All publics
- Categorie : Exhibitions