From the front, the subject is also found in Courbet's work, painted many times in the summer of 1869 in Etretat, many of the paintings are entitled The Wave, waves of oil on canvas. In the same period, another painter who became a photographer, made famous by his marines and skies, Gustave Le Gray, and in his own work, waves, collodion waves, waves from the front again.
Subject of force, subject of matter, subject of anxiety, subject of contemplation, the wave fascinates, rocks, absorbs, engulfs. Jean-Martin Barbut's waves are the worst of all, from the front or in profile, they present themselves without a horizon line, tight framing, tenfold movement, they drown the gaze, cover it, we are inside and not in front, summoned, immersed.
David Brunel, The prose of Poseidon.
Doctor of Aesthetic Philosophy, writer, photographer, teacher in Aix-Marseille
University, at the University Paul Valéry Montpellier III, and in art schools.
Print on Rag paper, mounted on Dibond, with frame. Possibility of American box-type framing.