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Mennessons dans le studio
Mennessons, painter and sculptor
mennessons dans son studio
Mennessons, 1977
in the Simone Heller
Gallery
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One of Mennessons’ first etched works was called "Je voudrais être un nuage" (I wish I were a cloud). Throughout his life as a painter and sculptor he shunned the static, which for him was synonymous with death, and instead sought movement, particularly movement towards light. For him, his work was about the search for profound order, as it is in life. He influenced his works just as they influenced him. He is gone but they remain, witnesses of peace and life.

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1959, Le clown italien Rhum
Linogravure, 27x22cm
Le clown italien Rhum
Le parisien Mennessons a pris très tôt l’habitude de venir croquer les artistes, clowns surtout, aux cirques Médrano et d’Hiver. En cette année 1959, avec les frères Fratellini, se produit souvent un autre grand clown italien : Rhum, qui, toujours dans la technique de linogravure, est saisi ici dans une sortie de piste. C’est un clown musical....

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Exhibition Réalités nouvelles from 11/11/08 to 2/15/09 at the Drouart Gallery

All representative artists of the post-World War II Abstraction are here in the spotlight, like César Dormela, Auguste Herbin, Félix Del Marle, who initiated the art festival Réalités nouvelles in 1946, as well as Mennessons, whose oil canvas Retour vers l’intérieur from the lyrical abstraction period is presented. The exhibition titled “Abstraction, création, art concret, art non figuratif, réalités nouvelles (1946-1965)” is recommended by the
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