The last thing I expected to see at a natural history museum was the wonderful work of famed Italian street artist Ericailcaine. I have long been a fan of his colourful creatures, and was thrilled the first time I saw one of his pieces in real life on the streets of Lisbon (the crocodile). Imagine my surprise and delight in discovering more of his work here! In a show titled Potete di Fuoco/ Puissance de feu, the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse is currently showing a series of drawings by Ericailcane that recreate his childhood artwork.
As an added bonus, one of the stairwells is beautifully painted with a mural of beasts, and you can watch the process of their creation on Vimeo. The show ends in May, so if you happen to visit Toulouse and want to fill an afternoon with science and art, you know where to go!