Our reporter Bernard Matthey-Doret visited the exposition ‘Cosey – Une Tibet Dessiné’ in the Tibet Museum in Gruyère.
The Tibet Museum/Fondation Alain Bordier is housed in a former chaplainry and its chapel, very close to the Château de Gruyère. While the Château is a prime touristic spot, the Tibet Museum is much quieter.
A beautiful museum space is the Chapelle Saint Joseph. Stained glass windows, Tibetan objects from the collection Alain Bordier and – of course – the drawings of Cosey form a magical combination. Especially when you know that music (I assume Tibetan music) is being played, the atmosphere must feel sacred.
A closer look at this part of the exposition. Doesn’t it look magnificent?
Tibetan objects next to Cosey’s drawings. The colours of the page on the left (taken from Jonathan 12 – Celui qui mène les fleuves à la mer’) go well with the colours of the painting on the right.
A great sketch for the cover of the latest ‘Jonathan Intégrale’. Very different from the final version, except for the colour scheme.
A sketch of a tiger mask – the disguise used by Clifford in ‘Le Bouddha d’Azur’.
If you want to get an impression of the drawings of Cosey that you can see in the museum, go to the website of the Tibet Museum, and click on ‘Cherchez dans la collection’.
You can visit the exposition in Gruyère until February 4th, 2024.
Thanks to Bernard Matthey Doret