Félicie de Fauveau — L’amazone de la sculpture
Félicie de Fauveau
L’amazone de la sculpture
Past: June 11 → September 15, 2013
Félicie de Fauveau (1801-1886) is a figure as emblematic as she is unique. Nostalgic for an era that she has not lived through, a royalist, a catholic, a single woman and a feminist, this sculptress commits her life and her art to defending a political utopia, expressed principally through images of History.
After supporting the Duchesse de Berry and organising uprisings in the Vendée with the Countess de La Rochejaquelein, she agrees to go into exile, and settles in Florence. Taking her inspiration from the symbolism of heraldry, she produces a Catholic iconography, militant and glorified, with Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance inspired forms. Her sculptures have been dispersed mainly outside France and are rarely seen.
The exhibition, organised by the Historial de Vendée and the Musée d’Orsay, is the very first retrospective devoted to her work.
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur
T. 01 40 49 48 14
Every day except Monday, 9:30 AM – 6 PM
Late night on Thursday until 9:30 PM
Full rate €11.00 — Concessions €8,50
Félicie De Fauveau