Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet

Hermès, the Parisian luxury house, and Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, have joined forces to pay homage to the extraordinary talent of the French artist and naturalist, Robert Dallet (1926 – 2006). Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet celebrates the beauty of big cats while raising awareness of their existence, forming part of a project to protect them from extinction.

Launched at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, USA, the exhibition has toured through Milan, Munich, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and will culminate in Mumbai at the Hermès flagship store.
It features a few of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sketches, illustrating the eight big cat species: tiger, lion, leopard, cheetah, cougar, jaguar, snow leopard and clouded leopard.

This exhibition provides a visual framework for a powerful conservation message and touches on Dallet’s two-decade-long design collaboration with Hermès.

Paintings and drawings of Dallet’s work have been selected both from the Émile Hermès collection and the Robert Dallet family private collection.

In collaboration with Hermès, Alliance Française de Bombay organizes a walk through of the Exhibition of R. Dallet’s Work & a talk on his encounter with Hermès exclusively for Students & Members of AFB.

Christine Duvigneau, Head Graphic designer, & Frederic Dallet, son of the artist, will participate in a talk covering the following aspects:

♦ The biography of R. Dallet : life and passion
♦ The encounter between R. Dallet and Hermès
♦ The collaboration and the products created thanks to this collaboration  (book, the exhibition, tableware…)

Private event for Students & Members | Free event & registration at [email protected]