Calling all little monsters, here's one for you! Léopold Chauveau was a sculptor, illustrator, and author whose art was all but forgotten before his grandson gifted his work to the Musée d'Orsay in 2017.
Explore 18 sculptures and 100 adorably monstrous drawings that showcase Chauveau's unique talents for creating hybrid creatures that exist in their own strange and quirky universe. The artist (who was at first forced to become a doctor) grew to think of these monsters as genuine companions in his own artistic world of refuge.
This exhibition is structured around two parts: the personality, life, and work of Léopold Chauveau, and his mesmerizing children's universe.
The Musée d'Orsay is home to France's national collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Art Nouveau works. Its majestic collection of elegant artworks from the Belle Epoque and beyond, coupled with its beautiful location in the Beaux-Arts railway station on the banks of the Seine, make it one of the most stunning museums in the world. No exaggeration!
The museum's collection includes sublime examples of French art from 1848-1914, including many of the most significant Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings ever created.
Featuring works by Gauguin, Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Matisse, Cézanne, and Van Gogh, the works found in the Musée d'Orsay sit chronologically between the collections of the neighboring Louvre and the nearby Pompidou Centre.
The airy former train station Gare d'Orsay makes the perfect elegant backdrop to the artistic tour de force on show, with timeless masterpieces like Van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhone, Matisse's Luxe, Calme et Volupté, and countless others popping against the bright gallery walls.
Show your smartphone ticket at entrance 'C' (entrée réservée). Please note that on busy days there may be a queue.