Hélène Delprat

    Conversation with a table

  • The Marmottan Monet museum invites for its 5th opus of the Unexpected Dialogues, the plastic artist Hélène Delprat. She has chosen – without turning her back on him – not to dialogue with Claude Monet, but strangely enough to speak at a table, that of the dining room. In its center, a surprising gilded bronze top, created by Pierre-Philippe Thomire, goldsmith under the Empire. What can we tell the Bacchantes, the putti and other naked goddesses who dance on this table?

    We’ll find out when we visit the space reserved for Les Dialogues Inattendus, which Hélène Delprat has transformed into a film setting that has more in common with the atmosphere of Chapeau Melon et bottes de cuir than with the grand bourgeois atmosphere of Paul Marmottan’s private hotel.

    Mirrors, stalactites, clay and paper objects, gold chains and swords, busts, models, vases recently decorated at the Manufacture de Sèvres, will be gathered on a too large table transformed into a theater of operations to discover from April 26 to October 16, 2022.


    Curator: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, art historian, President of the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques.


    APRIL 26 - OCTOBER 16, 2022