Vagabond Investigation: Félix Régamey and Émile Guimet in Asia

Musée Guimet

Paris

06 DEC 2017 - 12 MAR 2018
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The National Museum of Asian Art - Guimet invites you to travel Asia with its founder, Émile Guimet (1838-1918). In 1876, in the United States, he found the painter Félix Régamey (1844-1907) whom he had met in London four years earlier. They both embarked on a long journey, which was decisive for the history of the museum, which led them to Japan, China, South-East Asia and then India before returning to Europe. During these different stages, Guimet sought information from scholars as part of his work to create a museum of religions for which he acquired many objects. At his side, Régamey draws sketches, a long work from which, on his return to France, he will produce many works on an Asian subject. This exhibition on this taste of travel at the end of the 19th century will be the opportunity for the museum to present an exciting set of paintings and drawings of Régamey, restored for the occasion, which allows us to follow the journey of these two friends who loved to recall their journey as "ten months that will illuminate all the rest of our lives".

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23 Jan, 2018

voici une trés belle exposition ! trés intéressante mais le bonhomme exposé était fort intéressant également. exposition linéaire. on part de la fabrique de teintures familiale et on arrive au musée plus tard nommé Guimet. c'est didactique et pas une seule seconde ennuyeux. nombreux documents, nombreux objets , un peu de carnets de bord ou de lettres, des photos, mais surtout de magnifiques esquisses ou croquis pris tout au long du voyage par F.Régamey. un régal ! j'aime moins ses grands tableaux faits au retour d'aprés les croquis de voyage mais en se remettant dans l'esprit de l'époque ils deviennent indispensables. cette exposition serait faite sur un Emile Guimet actuel, on la regarderait sur Instagram et on l'appellerait : "Guimet in Asia "ou le rad-trip de toute une vie et les documents seraient des photos prises à l'Iphone 10.