Le Louvre à cheval, a book by Jean Rochefort and Edwart Vignot

Hope you can read french because this marvellous book is the perfect Christmas gift !

Edwart Vignot, art historian and writer (and my fiancé !) had a brilliant idea one year ago : he proposed to famous french actor Jean Rochefort to write his first book about horses in art, from the Louvre museum collections. And the book has been released one week ago in any good bookstores in France, including in the Louvre of course where Edwart will sign it this friday december 2nd, from 6pm and I’ll be there !

Jean was very enthousiastic to share his legendary passion about these noble animals, as a horserider and horse-breeder ,through a selection of masterpieces from Antiquity to 19th century, including of course Gericault and Delacroix, but also famous sculptors or anonymous artists with a common subject : horses. The result is pure happiness : unexpected but clever comments, mixed with his personal sens of humor,  cast a new light on well known works…

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the book as much as Jean and Edwart had pleasure and fun to write it together.

 

 

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  1. [...] (famous French actor, horse enthusiast and co-author of ‘Le Louvre à Cheval’ {2011}1; 2) sees something of a chimera in this image, which he refers to as a givaldros: a subtle crossing of [...]

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