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Maxime Descombin exhibition at the Public Library

As part of the 50th anniversary of the exhibition "Sculptures in the Mountains, Poems in Space", the municipal library proposes an exhibition around Maxime Descombin.

Cultural Maxime Descombin exhibition at the Public Library Passy


On Monday 29 May 2023
Passy (74190)
Animals not allowed

"What strikes you when you find yourself in Descombin's presence is that silence suddenly becomes something you perceive, something you hear." Charles Juliet

Born in Le Pulley in Saöne-et-Loire on 5 December 1909, Maxime Descombin was a self-taught man: a stone cutter, an ornamentalist in the building trade and the funeral industry, a seasonal practitioner in the service of Désiré Mathivet (when he met Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)... His work ranged from furniture to monumental works, including tapestries, decorations and costumes for the opera, and reliefs animated by coloured glass slabs. The quest he pursued in the solitude of Champlevert until his death led him to manifest the universality of the sign, the sound of the universe in the human, beyond the human.

Discover 9 interpretation panels and 2 sculptures as well as numerous books at the municipal library of Passy.

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    Free access.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French


    From 29/05 to 17/09/2023
    Opening hours on Wednesday between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm. On Friday between 3.30 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday between 3.30 pm and 6 pm.


    Bibliothèque de Passy 256 rue Paul Corbin 74190 Passy
    Information update on 01/06/2023 by Office de Tourisme de Passy