Beautiful beasts, animal art, past and present', a photo exhibition at Aven d'Orgnac

  • Manchots© Guillaume Mazille
  • Exposition Belles bêtes© Guillaume Mazille
  • Exposition Belles bêtes© Guillaume Mazille
  • Expo Belles Bêtes© Kléber Rossillon & Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurSources 3D MC
  • Expo Belles bêtes© Carole Fritz - équipe Chauvet - Culture CNRS
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Exhibition "Belles bêtes" - information

Animal art past and present.
There are similarities between the animal representations of Paleolithic artists
by photographer Guillaume Mazille.
The confrontation of these views is at the heart of the exhibition Belles bêtes !
The work of both reveals a great sensitivity and closeness to their subjects, the fruit of time spent observing, being patient and approaching them...

The aim of a wildlife photographer is to show the animal in all its vitality, its personality sometimes. Just observe. No longer considere the animal as a mere object of description or contemplation.
This approach echoes Paleolithic animal representations. Some are surprisingly realistic, representing the animal in all its vitality and specificity. What approach did prehistoric artists take to the animal world in order to arrive at such a knowledge, which comes under the heading of ethology?

This photographic adventure invites us to embark on an odyssey, an escape from ourselves and an investigation into the world of animals. It's an escape from ourselves and a narcissistic-free inquiry into our rightful place among beasts.

* Guillaume Mazille, photographer of the living
Guillaume Mazille has been travelling the globe for over 20 years, observing nature and unearthing little-observed species. He works for magazines such as VSD, Paris Match, image doc, GEO ado, Terre Sauvage, BBC Wildlife magazine and others.
He is also a regular contributor to documentaries and is a scientific consultant,
image operator for television (Arte, BBC, France 5, TF1, NHK...) and cinema (Un jour sur Terre)

From Thursday 01 February to Friday 15 November 2024

Every day

10:00 to 19:00

Location : Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Exhibition
  • Art and culture :
    • Visual/graphic arts
    • Painting
    • Photography
    • Prehistory
  • Nature :
    • Animals
    • Environment
  • Science and technology :
    • Archeological


Free access.


2240 route de l'Aven
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 44.318495
Longitude : 4.412572
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