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Valentine Hugo, the carnival of shadows

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Valentine Hugo, painter, portrait painter, illustrator of books and creator of costumes and stage sets, ballets and cinema, was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer on March 16, 1887. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, In Paris, she met Marcel Proust, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel, Serge de Diaghilev and Vaclav Nijinski. She married in 1919 the painter Jean Hugo, great-grandson of Victor Hugo. In 1920, she became interested in the Dada movement, then discovered surrealism and then became closer to Paul Éluard, René Crevel, René Char, Marie-Laure Noailles, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst. After separating from Jean Hugo, she will be the companion of André Breton in 1931 and 1932. She leaves the life the day she received it, a 16 March, in 1968. The fund dedicated to Valentine Hugo at the Annonciades Library is one of the two largest in the world, the other being the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin in the United States.Produced with the collaboration of the writer Nadine Ribault, this exhibition gives pride of place to the latest acquisitions of the Library and remarkable pieces borrowed from prestigious public institutions: National Library of France, Center Georges Pompidou ... and large private collections . All the artistic expressiveness and life of Valentine Hugo unfolds through paintings, engravings, drawings, manuscripts, letters, illustrated books, photographs ... and nearly 200 pieces in total. Cloister Gallery of the Annonciades Library. The exhibition and the book Valentine Hugo, the carnival of shadows, have the support of Drac Hauts-de-France, and the Association of Friends of Museums and the Library of Boulogne-sur-Mer. Free admission.

Bibliothèque des Annonciades
18 Place de la Résistance
62200 BOULOGNE SUR MER

Phone: +33 (0)3 21 87 73 21

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Bibliothèque des Annonciades
18 Place de la Résistance
62200 BOULOGNE SUR MER

Phone: +33 (0)3 21 87 73 21

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