After supporting the Duchesse de Berry and organising uprisings in the Vendée with the Countess de La Rochejaquelein, she agreed to go into exile, and settled in Florence. Taking her inspiration from the symbolism of heraldry, she produced a Catholic iconography, militant and glorified, with Neo-Gothic and Neo- Renaissance inspired forms. Her sculptures have been dispersed mainly outside France and are rarely seen. The exhibition, organised by the Historial de Vendée and the Musée d’Orsay, will be the very first retrospective devoted to her work.
Exhibition curatorsOphélie Ferlier, sculpture curator, Musée d'Orsay
Christophe Vital, chief heritage curator, regional curator for the Musées de Vendée
Scientific curatorsJacques de Caso, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley
Sylvain Bellenger, Searle Chair and Curator, Medieval to Modern European Painting and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago
Organised by the Musée d'Orsay and the Historial de Vendée, the exhibition will also be shown at the Historial de Vendée, Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne, from 15 February to 19 March 2013
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