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Mennessons dans le studio
Second period
At Nogent sur Marne new themes were born in a new studio: escape to the moon and the internalisation of scenery. The State acquired two boxes of artworks and the tapestry L'Oeil (the Eye) was exhibited in Tapisseries anciennes et modernes (Old and modern Tapestries) at the Mexican Institute of Fine Arts.

Within sculpture he studied the interaction between form and colour: the painting altered the sculpture's work flow to modify its form, which in turn modified the colour. He produced important works of enamelled pottery, oil based pastels and gouache based pieces on the same theme: the Apocalypse, in the etymological sense of unveiling of hidden realities (1966-69).

At the time of his journeys in Germany and German-speaking Switzerland, contact with concrete art encouraged the transition to a new composition: the rotation of colour which created the impression of four different shapes in one, thus raising the possibility of a transformation within the same space of the lino etchings which are grouped in compositions. Work on hollowed out, painted discs of wood and on structured cardboard models brought new ideas in his works.

For those who have always wanted to bring movement to a static and flat surface it is a logical conclusion to become interested in expression through cinematography: he produced, from 1971 short films in the super-8 format (personal exhibition near Stuttgart).

Take a look at the works from this period
Scintillement de Jacques Mennessons
1974, Scintillement
33 x 33 cm, Linogravure 4 couleurs, collage - Collection particulière
Les trois châteaux de Jacques Mennessons
1968, Les trois châteaux
50 x 65 cm, Encre de Chine + gouache sur papier - Collection particulière