Paul Jouve

L'âme animale

Giulia Pentcheff

Publication year 2019
Number of pages 145
ISBN 915987458962

The exhibition was a journey at the heart of the animal world, travelling across continents, wild or civilised territories, guided by the virtuosity of the line. Incredibly timeless, these works have become symbols, emblematic of the Art Deco style. Tribute to a nature lover, this bestiary will gather wild animals of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, where it all started, raptors, met in Hamburg, the very first trip, camels discovered during his African traverse, elephants, sacred creatures of Far Eastern cultures. For several years now, the gallery has been defending the work of travelling painters, notably Joseph Inguimberty and André Maire. Fascinated by the cultural and pictorial richness of these works, it is with this same comprehensive approach that the gallery wishes to propose an exhibition entirely dedicated to the fascinating work of Paul Jouve and this exhibition catalogue is a testimony of this approach.