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Jacques Prévert: Collages

  • Saturday March 18, 2017 - Saturday April 22, 2017

A unique exhibition on Jacques Prévert's unknown art: collages

Constructed by "FATRAS / Succession Jacques Prévert", this exhibition aims to reveal another side of Jacques Prévert that is less known by the world. The exhibition includes 20 pieces of collage works from National Library of France and private collections.


About Jacques Prévert

Jacques Prévert (1900 – 1977) was a French poet, screenwriter and multi-dimensional artist. He always preferred expressing himself through various art forms, and montage is one of them. Instead of using montage to uncover the unconscious like most surrealist artists, Jacques Prévert aimed at rethinking about the world where he was living in by mixing incongruous and disproportionate images into collages.

Prévert's poems were collected and published in his books: Paroles (Words) (1946), Spectacle (1951), La Pluie et le beau temps (Rain and Good Weather) (1955), Histoires (Stories) (1963), Fatras (1971) and Choses et autres (Things and Others) (1973)

Jacques Prévert also wrote a number of screenplays for the film director Marcel Carné. Among them were the scripts for Drôle de drame (Bizarre, Bizarre, 1937), Quai des brumes (Port of Shadows, 1938), Le Jour se lève (Daybreak, 1939), Les Visiteurs du soir (The Night Visitors, 1942) and Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis, 1945) 

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