France, Illustrator and Writer
Emmanuel Volant was born in 1983 in Lyon (France). As graduate of a theater school, he has worked for ten years as an actor, puppeteer and director in various theater companies. He then turned to illustration of children’s books. He has produced several books that have been published by various French and
foreign publishers. Self-taught, he is a perfectionist, and meticulous. He works with watercolors and likes to mix different influences to develop his
colorful, soft and poetic style


Alliance Française is happy to present A DROP OF EMOTION an exhibition that celebrates the illustration work of Emmanuel Volant, mainly devoted to
children’s litterature. The emotions are at the heart of Emmanuel’s artistic work. Through his illustrations staging of his own stories, as well as his work created in collaboration with writers, his watercolor illustrations reveal a real sensitivity. Both poetic and soft, they immediately and deeply touch you.
This exhibition will take you to a three steps journey. You will discover many illustrations from his picture books published in various countries and printed in
large format. Some sketches and the storyboard of his latest book “Houriya: liberté” will take you behind the scenes of the creation of a picture book. Finally, you will be invited to take part to the exhibition in a creative and playful way, by contributing to two collective artworks around his books dedicated to the emotions of anger and happiness.


Exhibition running until April, 27th 2022.

Opening hours of La Galerie in Alliance Française :
Monday to Friday: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Saturday : 9am – 4pm

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