22 February 2017

Unrecognized, compared to the ones found in the Alps, the engraved rocks of the Fontainebleau massif are tantalizing not only because of their shape but also because of their location, in caves and overhangs that are difficult to access. Most of them are abstract motives engraved in the sandstone of rocky shelters, dating back to Mesolithic (9500 – 5000 BC). Emmanuel Breteau’s black and white photographs, emphasizing the relief of the engravings, invite the reader into this unique world.

Accompanying the exhibition, a monograph of Breteau’s photographs with a literary text by Jean Rouaud and research essays, is published by the Éditions Xavier Barral.


Emmanuel Breteau – Mémoire rupestre

Through November 12, 2017

Prehistory Museum of Île-de-France

48, avenue Étienne Dailly, 77140 Nemours, France


Published by Éditions Xavier Barral :

Mémoire rupestre





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