The “Victor Hugo: The Inner World of a Talent” on exhibition at the Pearl Art Museum breaks the stereotype of this literary magnate in 19th Century and enables audiences who are impressed by such an erudite man to learn more about his talent in painting and interior decoration.
Hugo started painting in 1830s and created works of various castles and fantasy landscape. His creation of painting was closely related to his literary works. Most of his works were only created with ink which was used in writing articles. These paintings were the footnote of his literary works but also an expression of his imagination and pursuit of poetry.
On 1:30 p.m. of this Saturday, the Pearl Art Museum, with the idea of building “an art museum without walls and a fluid art academy”, invited a certain of famous domestic scholars and artists to discuss the “aesthetics of Victor Hugo’s poetry and drawing” in the form of a round-table talk at the Center of Light Space of the Museum. They explored Hugo’s drawing and literary works from different professional perspectives and guided audiences to “decode” the aesthetic secret of Hugo.