As part of its festival dedicated to feminine creation, the Château Rosa Bonheur in the heart of the forest of Fontainebleau exhibits in its park the painted photographs of Irène Jonas.
Maison Rosa Bonheur or Château Rosa Bonheur is where the animal painter lived. It is labeled Maison des Illustres.
Renovated and modernized by Rosa Bonheur in 1859, the castle and its park have undergone very few changes since, which makes it a rare heritage testimony.
In Rosa Bonheur’s time, the castle park housed a veritable menagerie. Sheep, lions, horses, chamois, wolves, up to 200 wild and domestic animals roamed there. It was in the shade of the large trees that Rosa Bonheur drew again and again until faithfully reproducing the movements, the muscles, the looks of her 4-legged companions. In her studio, traces of those she painted all her life can still be found today. A stuffed bird of prey, wall mounted heads of horses.
The enclosures have disappeared, the undergrowth has invaded the back of the park, but the photographs suspended between the trees of the park evoke a bygone past and invite the public to poetic strolls.
For information: The photographs are painted photographs, scanned with direct printing on dibond.
Château de Rosa Bonheur
12 rue Rosa Bonheur 77810 – By Thomery
Jusqu au 31 aout