Exhibition celebrates life and work of Victor Hugo

Nearly 200 paintings, sculptures, photos, books and interior designs created by the French Romantic author are now on view at the Pearl Art Museum.

The exhibition “Dans L’Intimite du Genie,” offering a panoramic view of the life of Victor Hugo (1802-1885), has been put on by the Pearl Art Museum.

The show features nearly 200 paintings, sculptures, photos, books and interior designs created by Hugo as well as manuscripts and everyday objects associated with the author. Some are being exhibited for the first time outside Paris.

Along with the exhibition, lectures on Hugo’s dramatic works and their translation, a French poetry translation competition and a drama studio have also been held.

One highlight, “A Theater Night of Hugo,” invited Chinese and French actors who presented scenes from Hugo’s novels.

“We hope that our museum can become a platform where different academic subjects and experts from different areas can communicate with our visitors,” said Li Dandan, director of the Pearl Art Museum. “We want to present Victor Hugo in a multi-dimensional way for those who love him.”

Hugo, a novelist, poet and dramatist, is one of the most important French Romantic writers. Among his best-known works are “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1831) and “Les Misérables” (1862).

Exhibition detail

Date: Through December 1 (closed on Mondays), 10am-6pm
Address: 8/F, 1588 Wuzhong Rd

Exhibition celebrates life and work of Victor Hugo
Ti Gong

Along with the exhibition, lectures, a French poem translation competition and a drama studio were held.

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