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Farfalla

$1,780
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One of a kind work
50 x 75 cm
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Mixed media
Type
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Material
Canvas
Dimensions
50 x 75 cm
Framing
Yes (56 x 81 cm)
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This work is derived from the "Dancer in the Dark" series devoted to dance but does not belong to it because the graphic treatment is different: while we find the statuesque side of the ballerina with her body dressed in stone and strewn with squares that seem to be hollowed out of the mineral, we also see this body in movement decomposed all around, according to the technique of superimposition. Photography is thus more present than in the other works, which gives a more dynamic, more lively aspect to the whole. With the dancer's arms and knees spinning on herself and her arms and knees going from each side of the body petrified in the center, we see like the wings of a butterfly (Farfalla in Italian). This painting is a unique piece made in mixed technique on canvas that combines photography, digital composition and acrylic painting (glossy glazes and square reliefs). It is framed in black wood (total dimensions: about 81 x 56 cm).

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Georges DUMAS

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Aubervilliers (93), France

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For about ten years now, I have been creating paintographies. As its name suggests, a paintography is a mixture of painting and photography.

From photography, I keep the initial shot, an essential and unavoidable basis for the work to come. I also retain, despite all the successive manipulations carried out afterwards on the computer, the precision, finesse and plastic quality that certainly distinguish it from painting other than hyper-realistic. However, a paintography is not a photograph, it is a plastic construction that raises doubts in the eyes, that raises the question of the nature of the image that is offered to the eyes of the spectators. What part of the work was captured by the objective, what part recreated by the software work, what part brought by the acrylic glazes?

Layers, layers, stacks: despite its extreme readability, a paintography is a complex construction, based on a succession of screens. The fabric or skin never appears naked, they are always covered by a material that is as much a screen as it is a body with them. This matter is itself obscured by squares that seem either to detach from it or to deepen within it; by evoking the pixels at the base of any digital image, these squares remind us that this matter is a decoy, that it is virtual. And yet, in the works in mixed technique, it is precisely these squares that appear in relief on the surface of the canvas, in a strange transparent materiality...

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