Born just before the turn of the 20th century, Paul Eluard (1895-1952) is known as the great poet of love and of peace. He was also a patron of the arts.The exhibition Paul Éluard, Poetry, Love and Liberty is composed of seven chapters that invite visitors to learn about the poet and his work through pictures, paintings, drawings, engravings, official and personal photographs, books and manuscripts, objects, films and recordings. It presents a partial view of the life and works of this great figure of early-20th-century poetry, whose commitments and untimely death denied him the honours he deserved – he refused the Legion of Honour – and from entering the hall of fame. Each chapter offers a different perspective on his work. Our aim is for each visitor to be inspired by the original language of poetry after visiting the exhibition.
- February 18, 2013 Initial release