lWork by the late French artist Gilles Aillaud (1928-2005) goes on show at the French Academy at Villa Medici in Evasioni, the first big exhibition of the year, 8 Feb-8 April.

During his years in high school Aillaud supposedly produced one painting a day. After world war two he dedicated himself to philosophy, going back to painting a few years later. In the 1950s he painted birds and seascapes, uniting collage with traditional painting techniques. After exhibiting his work at the Mus