from March 30 to July 17 2016
Curator of the exhibition: Claude d'Anthenaise, Vincent Bernière
What are the links between hunting and comics? From Rodolphe Töpffer, its inventor, to the contemporary cartoonists Ruppert and Mulot, via Hergé, Bilal or Uderzo, all the great masters of the comic strip have at one time gone hunting with bubbles. Stalking, safari, hunting with hounds, poaching, falconry, hunter-hunted... all the figures of the cynégétique appear in the pantheon of the 9th art.
They are especially at the origin of remarkable images that are part of the collective imagination. Who doesn't remember the safari in a Ford T in Tintin in the Congo? Who has never dreamed, like Obelix, of gorging himself on freshly "picked" wild boar?
(Automatically translated with Google Translate)
Who hasn't wished to accompany Tarzan at the end of a liana? These are all creations of fantasy that are the work of exceptional artists, capable of creating an entire universe in just a few strokes of the pencil.
The Safarix exhibition offers a visual link between hunting and comics, through some fifty remarkable originals, cover illustrations and first edition albums. It is a renewed and playful way of looking at hunting and the history of its representation, but also of considering a new art form whose museological quality has now been established.