An intermediary between men and divinities, a means of seduction or enchantment...perfume has always existed and fascinated!
WEDNESDAY 13th NOVEMBER
THE FABULOUS HISTORY OF COLOGNE
presentation by world-renowned perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena,
curator of the exhibition currently presented at the Grasse International Perfume Museum
Jean-Claude Ellena was born in Grasse. His father was a perfumerr at at the age of 16, he started as an apprentice in one of the oldest perfume factories in Grasse.
World-renowned perfumer, he worked in the United States and in Paris where he created many successful perfumes for Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Yves Saint-Laurent, Cartier, among other prestigious names.
In 2004, he was named exclusive perfumer for Hermes and created the Hermessences collection, the Jardins collection, the Colognes collection and also Terre d'Hermès (2006), Voyage d'Hermès (2010) ) and Jour d'Hermès (2012), 40 perfumes in all.
We are honored to announce that this season will be opened by Mr Pierre Rouillard, Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research), Director of Maison René-Ginouvès, Archaeology and Ethnology, Nanterre, USR 3225 (2000-2012) and Scientific and Technical Manager of the labex "The past in the present".
Mr. Rouillard's presentation will also be an opportunity to pay homage to Picasso who lived in Mougins during the last 12 years of his life:
PICASSO AND HIS 'TASTE FOR THE OTHERS':
THE "DEMOISELLES D'AVIGNON" BETWEEN SPAIN AND AFRICA
The link that Picasso himself established between Iberian sculptures and "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" has been a widely accepted position as well as a point of debate since the late 1930s. It is important to talk about the people Picasso met, the moments they shared, the intellectual climate in the years 1900-1907, because this subject is strongly intertwined with his "encounter" with African art.