Château-d'Oex - Culture et patrimoine
Temporary exhibition showing papercuts appreciated by the upper middle classes in Geneva and in the European courts from the middle of the 18th to the middle of the 19th century.
Brought to its peak by artists such as Jean Huber, considered to be one of the founders of the Geneva School, or Jacques-Laurent Agasse, the famous animal painter, this art was also practised by numerous anonymous craftsmen. The current exhibition presents works lent by the Gallery Hüsy in Blankenburg and the William Cuendet Fondation & Atelier de Saint-Prex. Even after two centuries, the poetry and the fascination emanating from these delicate papercuts remain intact.