Une histoire de la nature morte
October 12, 2022 – January 23, 2023
Conceived by Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, "Les Choses" is an author's exhibition offering a new vision of a genre long considered minor and whose title in French is not without question: still life.
The representation of things, of which we find testimonies from prehistoric times, allows a wonderful dive into history. The artists were, in fact, the first to take things seriously. They recognized their presence, made them alive and interesting by exalting their shape, their meaning, their power, their charm. They have grasped their ability to make us imagine, believe, doubt, dream, act.
The exhibition revisits the genre of still life, in the perspective of this eternal dialogue between artists of the past and those of the present. Thanks to our attachment to them, it is also our relationship with material goods that is told. From prehistoric axes to Duchamp's ready-made via Chardin and Manet, the whole history of art is revisited.