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Come and discover the Loire Museum's beautiful exhibition entitled "Fernand Chalandre (1879-1924), in the intimacy of an artist".
Fernand Chalandre, born in Nevers in 1879, is renowned for his numerous engravings which offer a rich panorama of the most emblematic or secret districts and monuments of the capital of the Nièvre. The quality of his prints, but also of his drawings, suggests what his career would have been if his life had not been so short and tormented, and if his bruised body had allowed him to go beyond the immediate surroundings of Nevers. A short life ended at only 46 years of age, and a life shattered by a terrible illness which deprived him of his movements very early on, with a world war in the background where many of his friends disappeared. One light, however, is a source of hope, emotion and inspiration. Her name is Élise, a beautiful and elegant dressmaker: she will be his model, his muse. But Chalandre senses that their love is impossible, and with a heavy heart will put an end to this relationship at the moment when the young woman mentions marriage.

The Musée de la Loire holds some sixty works by the artist, including several representations of Élise, who was identified during recent research at the same time as their tragic story was taking shape. Beyond an outstanding artist, the exhibition evokes the life of a man, as dark as the deepest blacks of his woodcuts.

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On 19/05/2021
to 18/12/2021

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