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Le livre

Octobre 2007
Huile sur toile 100x81 cm
Je regarde cette toile posée sous mes yeux sous un éclairage qui lui donne avantage et songe qu'il lui fallut une année pour que je puisse écrire à son sujet.
-L'homme est figé dans sa lecture, le front soucieux. Il est un roi déchu.
Je me souviens combien j'ai dû serrer les dents, me résigner dans ma tâche, pour en affronter le thème. Puis le pinceau touchant la toile sans relâche, fin et persévérant, il se mariait aux nervures des feuilles et jouait, timide, avec les gouttes de lumière tombées d'un ciel imaginaire. Les couleurs amies apprivoisaient ma gêne, acceptaient mes inspirations.
- Ce qu'il reste de ces visages de pierre, l'air paisible enfin sous le rideau lierre, ne le regarde plus.
Je me suis voulu sans complaisance; dès son image formée derrière mon regard, je savais que ce tableau serait dur à peindre, et je croyais en la nécessité de cette rudesse.

Des siècles de patience se passent parfois lors d'une séance de peinture. Ce geste minuscule, insignifiant au fond, répété si longtemps qu'il vous octroie le pardon. Des siècles de patience et la bête, peignant la bête, enfante la belle, devient la belle, tourne en rond.
Pourtant soudain, les contraires s'accommodent le temps s'arrête l'homme lit.
- Un livre; rouge, un livre sur l'amour. Un livre qui dit tout, un livre qui le théorise. Le livre sait tout, il se trompe forcément. Qui suis-je ? C'est mon histoire, c'est un miroir sur lequel je me tiens penché. La complaisante autobiographie du roi Narcisse, écrite et lue, brûlée depuis.

Détails

Croquis préliminaire

Voici l'étude pour ce tableau que j'avais imaginée au tout début.
Les statues étaient supposées êtres maculées de bleu, et le bras gauche de l'homme dégoulinant de peinture. J'ai réalisé que cela s'accorderait mal à l'ambiance ancienne et spirituelle du tableau, aussi ai-je laissé tombé ce détail.
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Commentaires

Anaïs
27 févr. 2011 à 11:21
l'avoir eue entre mes mains était un honneur pour moi qui travaillais chez votre graphiste! La Digi est superbe!
Bon courage pour l'avenir et bravo pour l'expo!
La stagiaire Alinéaire
pink
17 févr. 2010 à 21:27
Honestly, I do not see any problems with the perspective at all. Beautiful.
cruci
11 janv. 2010 à 18:50
ok, after looking at all your paintings, i must retract my statement about the perspective being "off". You just have a very unique perspective... different from what i've ever seen. Amazing artist, you are.
cruci
11 janv. 2010 à 17:56
it was hard for you to paint this? That's a bit silly and over-dramatic, don't you think? Beautiful painting except for the perspective problem, as mentioned by another person, previously.
Romaric
1 nov. 2009 à 15:33
C'est si beau qu'on a envie d'être le personnage, de nous plonger dans sa lecture sans fin, ou même de vivre ce qu'il lit....
Franchement vous êtes un étonnant artiste!!!
16 août 2009 à 18:37
can i fall in love with you?
prajjwal
15 août 2009 à 21:13
oh !very nice.colors are very good but i saw the perspective is little bit missed i think it may b due to short distance perspective. but all are ok.
Samantha
20 mai 2009 à 2:01
I see a lot of your work on Deviant. Your paintings and sketches are extraordinary. You inspire me to start painting more, and stop with the pens. I only hope one day i could paint half way as good as you do. Please keep up the good work, cant wait to see what you'll come up with next :)
Nabeel
18 mai 2009 à 12:37
its a truly creative work and creativity is a gift from GOD, who is the Great Creator.... i think it is enough ...
Suchitra
5 mai 2009 à 2:51
i don't think i have any words to describe the feeling i got when i looked at ur paintings....one jst sits in awe of the vision of the mind and the talent of the hand that painted......its exquisite...
Nancy
10 mars 2009 à 11:11
Thank you for the gift of your art and your words.
To come to this gallery was to immerse myself for hours in the beauty of your artistic vision, and your heightened sensitivity to the miracles and mysteries of life.
Michaël
12 mars 2009 à 0:10
Thank you for this little insight into a appreciator's mind.
Dmitry
15 janv. 2009 à 20:30
wow, ur work is just so amazing and inspiring, wow... all of your work has so much feeling in it, seem like ur characters have lets something go and are just waiting for something. im 19 years old, and i can never get the feeling into my drawings that i really want to express. most unique and characteristic art i have seen. wow ow!!!
Trygg
12 nov. 2008 à 17:51
This is just... Wow!
Sarah
30 sept. 2008 à 11:06
Your art and writing, together moved me to tears. you are truly amazing. The depth and profoundness in your words and work is genuinely remarkable.
and no...you are anything BUT selfish.
your work expresses what others like myself sometimes feel, and helps us to admit our feelings to ourselves. You especially help those that do not posess your immesurable amount of talent and meaning!
Susan
22 sept. 2008 à 5:42
The mood you set in your work is impeccable. I am a young artist and am slowly learning how to interpret my emotions into my work. When I'm off in my own world, my feelings are so great that I can't seem to put it into a visual. How do you manage to gather yourself and portray it in your art?
kay
18 sept. 2008 à 12:28
you are so talented...such God's gift... i am a young artist..im planning to try oil canvas painting...hope i can work on it... im still using water colors.. charcoal and pencil..im so amazed with your works...its a piece of heaven...i love the colors...so calm..
24 août 2008 à 3:20
What a perfect sceane! The lightning and colors did mach with the felling it passes to me! I loved the contrast between his deep expression and the classic imparciality of the statues!
About the anatomy mentioned, his too-long arms bugged me a little, maybe because his shoulders are compleatly lined...I don't know how to explain that...
I love fairyes, and yours are very soft and paceful. I do not agree that you will not change the world, we all do that, and we do not even notice it. Besides, who are we to judge it?

(Sorry for the bad english...)
19 août 2008 à 3:31
You have a beautiful style ,your painting is lovely ..but watch your anatomy..for me it spoils what is almost perfect.......................
Michaël
19 août 2008 à 11:47
Thank you for the feedback.. may I ask, could you tell me exactly what part is bugging you in the anatomy? That would help to sharpen my judgement. Thank you! :)
zunera
20 juin 2008 à 4:28
i remeber looking at your paintings before i was pretty impressed but now that i was looking at your work, ive realized that anyone could do that. im sorry but im a painter myself at age of 19. yes, ofcourse theres so many feelings behind ur work... but how come they all are about you. it seems like theres nothings for you to say to the world. pretty selfish, well i admit art is the most selfish thing ever. but your art isnt going to change the world......... then tell me whats the point of painting. i will change the world by my paintings, my drawings, my writing.. by my art.
maria
8 juin 2008 à 16:39
love your work!