Khalil Gibran’s philosophical poem The Prophet is universal, both in its content and by virtue of its immense popularity.

It remains a book of records: the most read after the Bible, translated into fifty languages, with tens of millions of copies sold worldwide and no fewer than 70,000 pages devoted to it on the internet, not to mention discussion forums, sites and blogs.

The philosophy of Khalil Gibran reminds us of what is most divine in man. His book is truly prophetic, for the "wonder before life" that he conveys so poetically, for the depth and wisdom of his thoughts, and for the truth of the precepts he inspires.

This exhibition juxtaposes for the first time the illustrations and drawings made by Khalil Gibran for the first English edition of The Prophet with those created for the latest edition by Rachid Koraïchi.

Thanks to the journal of his friend Mary Haskell, we know that Khalil Gibran produced the illustrations presented in this exhibition - ten watercolors and two drawings that frame the 28 chapters of The Prophet - between 1920 and 1923.

Rachid Koraïchi has been attached to Khalil Gibran’s text since his adolescence. In this exhibition he presents a very complete set of 49 drawings, offering an opportunity to re-read this masterpiece of modern literature.

"During these terrible times in which violence is rampant, power is monopolized by dictators and the ruling classes, and thousands of migrants are being eaten by fish at the bottom of the Mediterranean, we need wisdom. And beauty. More than ever, Khalil Gibran’s words are essential. He tells us things that every human aspires to live and to be, things that unite all religions. To read The Prophet is to follow a journey, to feed oneself at the source of precious thoughts, to reconnect with humanity. More than ever."