Alcyon

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60 x 90 cm
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60 x 90 cm
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The alkyon is a fabulous bird which, according to a Greek legend, owed its birth to the metamorphosis of Alcyone. It was dedicated to the Thetis Nereid. The term, of Greek origin, consists of αλς / als ("the sea") and κύειν / kýein ("to be pregnant, to conceive"). It was believed that the alkyon nested on the waves of the sea, and that it incubated its eggs for seven days, called "Alcyonian days", after the winter solstice, a period of continuous calm that Zeus had granted it, pitying its nests that were constantly destroyed by the wind and waves. His feathers were considered ingredients in love potions, and it was claimed that his corpse should be kept close to his clothes to spare them the outrages of the verses1. This bird has been identified with kingfisher, seagull, petrel, gull, swan. In Guethary, where I often go, there is a beach called the Alcyons. At low tide we see the Flychs. This woman lying or sinking along the Flychs comes from the feeding mother. The sea?

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Philippe Marlats

Emerging artist Emerging artist

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BORDEAUX (33), FRANCE

94 works

An artist from an early age, Philippe MARLATS is a member of the ATELIERS AQUITAINE association, the oldest artistic association in Bordeaux. Philippe MARLATS studied painting in workshops from the age of 12, then at high school (where he obtained a baccalaureate in Literature and Visual Arts) and finally, more recently in academic drawing where he was introduced to the living model. inspired in his formal language by the figurative and abstract expressionists of the 20th century, he developed a research on two archetypal subjects in counterpoint and complementarity, the Fall of Man on the one hand, and Women as illustration of Nature on the other hand. The Fall of Man resonates with the episode of Genesis. But beyond the biblical allegory, the semantics of the Fall of Man go beyond it and make it possible to illustrate an intimate questioning of the artist on his place in the universe, his relationship to a world inevitably subjected to evil. A reference to the theme of the Fall of Man, the theme of the Feminine Nude, more soothed, responds to the Fall with a female archetype located in a universe very close to the beneficial forces of Nature.

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