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Join exhibition curator Juliet Carey for a special tour of Gustave Moreau: The Fables exhibition

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Gustave Moreau: The Fables exhibition tour with Juliet Carey

Monday 28 June

Join exhibition curator Juliet Carey for a special tour of Gustave Moreau: The Fables exhibition, the first time in over a century that these masterpieces have been on public display.

Gustave Moreau (1826-98) is one of the most brilliant and influential artists associated with the French Symbolist movement. This exhibition reveals his illustrations of Jean de La Fontaine’s Fables, some of the most extraordinary works he ever made, unseen in public for over a century.

The fables will be familiar to British audiences from Aesop’s fables, others are derived from traditional European and Asian stories. Moreau’s translation of La Fontaine’s pithy, canonical work into his own, highly distinctive visual language is a revelation. There are scenes of comedy, satire and tragedy, and the stylistic range of the watercolours encompasses historicism and the picturesque, Orientalist fantasy and near-abstract chromatic experiments.

One early commentator wrote that it was as though their creator ‘was a jeweller before he was a painter and who, drunk on colour, had ground up rubies, sapphires, emeralds, topazes, pearls and mother-of-pearl to make his palette.’

Gustave Moreau: The Fables exhibition, runs from 16 June to 17 October at Waddesdon see more here >

A zoom link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the event.

Please mute your device when joining the talk and use the chat feature to ask your questions.

If you experience any issues joining, please email enquiries@waddesdon.org.uk

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This splendid mansion, built by Ferdinand de Rothschild in the French Renaissance style, boasts an extensive art collection and immaculate furnishings. The collection, acquired by successive members of the Rothschild dynasty, includes Dutch Old Master paintings, portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough and Romney, and outstanding furniture - some commissioned for the French Palace of Versaille. The house, gardens and aviary were created over a century ago to entertain Baron Ferdinand's circle of royal, political and artistic friends who came to Waddesdon for weekend house parties.

Rothschild Foundation is a UK registered charity, No: 1138145
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