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Breakfast at christ chruch college

$914
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One of a kind work | Ready to Hang
50 x 61 cm
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Acrylic painting
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Material
Mounted Canvas
Dimensions
50 x 61 cm
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Breakfast at Christ Church College 61/50/2cm The last of the series on Christ Church College: The Canteen (No. 1); The Study (on wood No. 2) Once again during this period of second confinement, confusion and fears for the near future, I wanted to convey in my painting a feeling of softness, warmth and light. The memory of a moment spent at Chrish Church College, one of Oxford's magnificent universities. This gentleness is translated by the opposition between the soft colours and subdued lights of the lamps on the tables and the cooler ones on the walls. These walls, solemn, are lit by the portraits of the previous figures of the university: the former directors, the famous characters: Henry VIII; Elizabeth I; Charles Dowson (Lewis carroll)... The pictorial touch is vivid and imprecise, it is not a question of reproducing an identical view but of plunging into an atmosphere. The painting is protected by a glossy acrylic varnish, ready to hang on the wall; the sides are protected by a black ribbon to hide the nails.

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Valérie Le Meur

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gif sur yvette (91), France

85 works

His first paintings already represented factories, characters from everyday life. Already, she painted her first scenes by highlighting the light, the colours and by framing these scenes in a very personal way.

Valérie Le Meur works with acrylic and inks. Acrylic is a material that suits her because she works by quick touches, she is impatient and this technique allows her to give her painting a speed, a raw aspect, sometimes violent, she is in the urgency of the moment.

His paintings are representations of contemporary, urban reality. She works from photos she takes, chooses and frames. The work of composing the painting is almost entirely done at that time. What she is looking for above all is an atmosphere. Characters that you can guess from behind the windows of a building, the conversations you hear in a pub.

She will gladly ignore the reality of a shape or colour, or perspective. She wants to get the spectators into her paintings, she has set the scene and invites them to imagine their own scenario. Valérie Le Meur is a humanist painter, the human being is at the heart of her paintings; whether it is represented or underlying. We see them or we guess them. Behind a building facade, in a crane, behind the theatre curtains. She is not looking for the conceptual or the pleasant.

His paintings are a mark of our contemporary world: a theatre, a factory or a building under construction, a museum that drowns under the effect of rising water. A testimony of our daily life in our urban environment that it wants to keep for future generations. With a part of a dream....

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