Figurative Ulysses / Parodied Ulysses

Tuesday 22 March 2022

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Amphithéâtre d'Honneur

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris


The 3rd cycle programme, in collaboration with the Laboratoire matière / espace of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, proposes to devote an afternoon of study to the mythical figure of Ulysses, starting with Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. We will go back in time and compare the archaeological realities with the legends that have formed around the hero. The aim is not to deconstruct the myth, but rather to understand, through the intersecting views of writers, curators, philosophers and artists, the fascination that this character has exerted over the centuries and continues to exert, even today, both in literature and in other fields of art.


Tuesday 22 March from 2 pm


Guests: Pierre Bergounioux, François Bianco, Matthieu Fernandez, Violaine Jeammet, Alice Thomine-Berrada

Moderator: Léandre Bernard-Brunel

Organisation: Claire Garcia and Fabrice Vannier


"Ulysses tied to the mast listening to the Sirens"
Photograph from the film Ulysses, with Kirk Douglas (Ulysses)
Photographer; Mario Camerini (1895-1981), film-maker, Italy / USA, 1953