Victor Hugo (1802-1885), one of the great figures of world literature, was also an important visual artist whose work in this area has been little known until now. This exhibition, which will subsequently be shown at the Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris, comprises a sizeable group of works on paper and a group of objects, the products of his inexhaustable creative imagination. With this exhibition, the Thyssen-Bornemisza is contributing to recent initiatives which are making Hugo's pictorial art - somewhat eclipsed, perhaps, by the great fame of his literary work - better known. These efforts aim to introduce the public to a surprisingly innovative artist with regard to form and technique.