Musee Des Arts Et Metiers le CNAM

Gustave Vichy is one of the oldest manufacturers of this generation. From 1866, his clowns, magicians, musicians and acrobats with lunar faces hypnotize crowds with their graceful gestures and full of mischief. The Moon gives us a wink on the Magician’s breastplate, imperturbable in its mechanical perfection. The Snake Man has the same deep and fascinating look. His body rises with perfect and timeless grace. The illusion of life extends beyond the mechanical movement, the beaded fringes linger well after the stop of the wheels.