Ceramic art celebrates nature
From 6 years
Until May 23, 2023
At the Manufacture de Sèvres (92)

"Living forms" at the Manufacture de Sèvres

  • WE LOVE : the virtuosity of ceramists for 6 centuries
  • AGE : from 6 years old in free visit and from 3 years old with the workshops of the museum
  • DATE: until May 7, 2023
  • HOURS: every day (except Tuesday) from 10am to 6pm
  • CLOSED: Tuesday, January 1, May 1 and December 25
  • LOCATION: Manufacture de Sèvres (92)

The "Living Forms" exhibition proposes a reflection on the paradoxical relations between the art of ceramics, mineral material from the earth, and the world of the living, both plant and animal


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Living forms at the Manufacture de Sèvres

"Living forms": a magnificent dialogue between ceramics and nature

  • The exhibition "Living Forms" questions our relationship with the world of life
  • "Living Forms" shows how the art of ceramics, from the Renaissance to the present day, is interested in the representation of living things, both plant and animal.
  • The exhibition is organized into three thematic sections - Naturalisms, Organic Imaginations and Inside the Living
  • These are the specific links that have united ceramics, a mineral and therefore inanimate material, to the world of the living for more than six centuries, which are explored here
  • One can admire extraordinary dishes decorated with animals, Sèvres porcelain plates decorated with birds, Art Nouveau vases inspired by the plant world, contemporary works or 3D printed biomedical pieces
  • All these works remind us how much the living world is a source of inspiration for the art of ceramics, whatever the era

Children's visits to the Manufacture de Sèvres

    • A sensory discovery of the Museum with nursery rhymes, materials to discover by touch, manipulation, stories...
    • When every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30 am
    • Rate : 10€ per adult
    • Free for babies
    • duration 45 minutes
    • Petit loup invites children to discover its museum and ceramic animals! A visit to marvel, listen and have fun
    • When Every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:30 am
    • Rate : 10€ per adult
    • Free for babies
    • duration 45 minutes
    • A guided tour of the Museum in the company of Cropetite, a character imagined by the author Michel Gay. A first approach to ceramics that is both poetic and creative!
    • When Every 4th Saturday of the month at 10:30 am
    • Rate 10€ per adult and 8€ per child
    • duration : 1h

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