Between colors, flowers and smells, India tells its story and weaves an immediately recognizable iconography. As a tribute to the Fragonard Museum’s Indian year, Denis Dailleux’s photographic work is the quintessence of this. Made in India, using a 6 × 6 silver camera, the photographer’s compositions are bouquets of scents and colors perfectly arranged where men and flowers pose in turn. Denis Dailleux looks at them with a sensitive and loving eye. From the fragility of life and plants, he exalts an incredible beauty. His photographs are poems.
Located in the rooms of the garden level of the museum, the exhibition is composed of about thirty photographs spread over two rooms, while the olfactory discovery is located at the end of the scenographic journey. In this last room – totally black – is diffused the scented creation of Shyamala Maisondieu. Preserved from any visual nuisance, the visitor is plunged into darkness to fully awaken his olfactory sense and escape to India with his eyes closed.