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Exhibition on the subject of “Hercule Florence. The New Robinson”

17 March 2017 - 11 June 2017

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Hercule Florence

From Friday 17 March to Sunday 11 June, Nouveau Musée National – Villa Paloma: Exhibition on the subject of “Hercule Florence. The New Robinson”

This exhibition presents a five year-long research on the work of the Monegasque-Brazilian inventor and artist Hercule Florence (1804–79), introducing him for the first time to the European public.

The inventor of Zoophonia, a system for the musical notation of bird songs, and of Polygraphia, a printing method based on the principles of photography, in 1833 Hercule Florence invented in Brazil a photographic process, independently from the contemporary research being carried out in Europe, and was the first to use the word “Photographie”.

This exhibition will show about 400 works, most of them being Hercule Florence’s drawings and manuscripts coming mainly from Collection C. H. Florence – Leila and Silvia Florence (São Paulo). Other private and public institutions have lent significant works.

For more information on the exhibition and the artist visit the museum website.


March 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
June 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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