Between myths and representations, the Faun, scare me! exhibition explores the different sides of this mysterious creature: hybrid, mischievous, erotic… in creating a dialogue between works of different centuries and techniques. The exhibition shows the extent to which the subject has always fascinated and inspired artists.
Presenting 170 works – paintings, sculptures, sketches, etchings and ceramics – dating from the 5th century BC to the 20th century, the exhibition is punctuated by playful, tender or childlike representations of the faun created by Picasso, which he began during his stay in Antibes in 1946.
The exhibition Faun, scare me! Images of the Faun from Antiquity to Picasso is part of the “Picasso-Méditerranée 2017-2019” network, an initiative of the Paris National Picasso Museum.
In the context of the Picasso-Méditerranée network, the Musée de Lodève, the Fabre Museum (Montpellier), the Museum of Taurine Cultures (Nimes), the Carré d’art (Nimes) and the PAB Museum (Alès) have created a card named “Carton plein”. The first exhibition visited at full price in one these museums, gives the right, on presentation of this card, to a reduced fare in one of the other partner museums.