'tarzan! or rousseau and the waziri' at musée du quai branly, paris
 
'tarzan! or rousseau and the waziri' at musée du quai branly, paris 'tarzan! or rousseau and the waziri' at musée du quai branly, paris
jun 15, 2009

'tarzan! or rousseau and the waziri' at musée du quai branly, paris

tarzan! or rousseau and the wazirimusée du quai branly, parisjune 16 to september 27, 2009

original print by burne hogarth © private collection tarzan TM and edgar rice burroughs TM owned by edgar rice burroughs, inc. and used by permission

the story of tarzan was born in 1912 from the fertile imagination of american, edgar rice burroughs. since then, the myth of the ape-man has been constantly referenced and exploited. divided into sections which include: tarzan and his author, the birth of a hero, tarzan’s africa, tarzan, the saviour of the jungle, the route of this exhibition recalls burrough’s references (kipling, rider haggard, robida) and the rapid changes and ups-and-downs tarzan has undergone. films, books, posters, costumes, toys, dolls and comic books showcase the art, culture and image of the hero’s world, retrace the evolution of myths and the collective fantasy of tarzan.

original prints by burne hogarth © private collection tarzan TM and edgar rice burroughs TM owned by edgar rice burroughs, inc. and used by permission

tarzan print by joe kubert © private collection tarzan TM and edgar rice burroughs TM owned by edgar rice burroughs, inc. and used by permission

stuffed leopard musée de la chasse et de la nature, paris former collection of the prince d’arenberg © DR

statue of a man, cameroun tapa cloth, wood, horsehair, strips of raffia © musée du quai branly. photo thierry ollivier, michel urtado

left: print by haeckel taken from tarzan und die herrenrasse, norbert bernahrdt © haeckel tarzan TM and edgar rice burroughs TM owned by edgar rice burroughs, inc. and used by permission right: mand decended from ape, by pilotel, 1870 museum of art and history, saint-denis photo © irène andreani

photograph by frank merill, still from the film tarzan, the tiger ©1929 universal pictures tarzan TM and edgar rice burroughs TM owned by edgar rice burroughs, inc. and used by permission

original book cover of ‘tarzan of the apes’, 1912 tarzan TM and edgar rice burroughs TM owned by edgar rice burroughs, inc. and used by permission

  • Great article.
    Tarzan made his lonely way through the jungle…
    how contemporary!

    Sheeta says:

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