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Mennessons dans le studio
Key Themes
Apocalypse “unveiling what is hidden” - according to this etymology this work links the sense of life and work of the artist: going beyond appearances.
Circus paradoxical in its joining of opposites, laughter and sadness, lightness and danger - this universe had always attracted Mennessons who saw in it, the image of life.
Humour throughout his life and in his works, this was an attitude that allowed Mennessons to escape with style.
Music existing as time goes by - it was for Mennessons both happiness and a challenge: to capture its movement on a fixed surface without freezing it.
Nature as a city-dweller, nature for Mennessons was a necessity, a whole in which he felt part of, it is exuberant and civilised, beyond representation.
Numbers they became for Mennessons, with the passing of time, the material of choice because of their infinite possibilities and variations and the control of freedom they offered him.
Self-portrait figurative or abstract, mixed with landscapes or tinted with humour, this painter’s mirror disappeared as numbers took first place.
Spirituality if Mennessons was engaged in a painting, it was there he saw the only way to find the “absolute” and this was what brought him to exploring various spiritualities; to discover the spirit that animated the human clay.
Sport Mennessons, himself sporty, appreciated the demands of overcoming limits and the world of movement in sport.
Voyages journeying through France, Europe and the New World the key element for Mennessons was to retain his sense of astonishment in discovery, the openness of others, internal amazement.
Au cirque : Gabriella de Jacques Mennessons
1967, Au cirque : Gabriella
52 x 37 cm, Encre de chine sur papier - Collection particulière
Lumière d'Automne de Jacques Mennessons
1956, Lumière d'Automne
97 x 195 cm, Stic B et huile sur toile - Collection particulière
Voler de ses propres ailes de Jacques Mennessons
1950, Voler de ses propres ailes
27 x 21 cm, Encre de Chine sur Papier - Collection particulière