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Mennessons dans le studio
Spirituality

From his beginnings until his death in 1983, Mennessons sought to reflect that which gave him breath or spirit in his life. He did not limit himself to the Christian spirituality of the Old and New Testaments but equally tried to penetrate Asiatic spirituality, essentially Zen Buddhism: he appreciated its humour which ran to the absurd, its austere joyfulness and its koans.

In Christian texts he chose to mediate either on its world vision of the Apocalypse where heavenly Jerusalem rewards the elect, or on the Christian message of love which invites us to deepen our relationships with others. In the 80s he combined these ideas with Muslim Sufism.

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Saint-Jean : Etudes n° 8 de Jacques Mennessons
1965, Saint-Jean : Etudes n° 8
65 x 50 cm, Fusain sur Ingres - Collection particulière
La fenêtre de Jacques Mennessons
1966, La fenêtre
300 x 144 cm, Carton pour tapisserie - Collection particulière
Béatitudes orange de Jacques Mennessons
1962, Béatitudes orange
81 x 60 cm, Huile sur toile - Collection particulière