In 1847, Honoré de Balzac left his home in Passy – today the Maison de Balzac – to occupy a house on the site of the Folie Beaujon, which he decorated at great expense to welcome Madame Hanska the Polish aristocrat with whom he had corresponded for almost twenty years they finally married in March 1850. Sick, he returned to Paris in May and died there in August. When his widow died in 1882, the Baroness de Rothschild, who had an adjoining private mansion built, the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in memory of the great novelist, built a small rotunda in the garden on the site of the missing house. some memories of Balzac.
It was therefore only natural that this newly restored rotunda, for its opening to the public, have an exhibition of works inspired by La Comédie Humaine. On the occasion of Photo Days, there will be several glass shots of Alkis Boutlis from his readings of the mystical novels of Balzac, Louis Lambert and Seraphîta.
Curator – Yves Gagneux
Alkis Boutlis : Penser, c’est voir !
Until 6 Feb. 2021
Rotonde Balzac – Fondation des artistes
Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild
11 rue Berryer – Paris 8e
Sur réservation / Please book online:
Suzanne Tarasiève Paris
7, rue Pastourelle – 75003 Paris