Here are a few pictures of my latest booth at Maison et Objet.
My exhibitions space was smaller than usual ( you do not always get what you want on such huge shows) so, instead of showing a variety of medium sized paintings as I usually do I decided to cover my three walls ( height 3,5 m / 10,5 ft) with three large murals.
I wanted to show potential customers how a space is positively altered by such large artworks ...and I think it worked pretty well.
|Full view of the booth.
|The canvas on the left ( 3x3,5m) is a "modern" composition whose main motif is a fragment of a painting by Pierre Auguste Cot ( 1837-1883).
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|The central painting ( 4 x 3m) is a grisaille based on an acanthus leaves sketch that I blew up to a very large size and a sketch by Leonardo da Vinci that I slightly modified .
|Picture taken in daylight.
|Small painting of a detail of a beautiful cake whose composition echoes the curves of the acanthus leaves.
|The panel on the right was inspired by an XVIIIth century watercolor ( did not find the name of the painter). I also transformed it a little ( removed buildings, changed the sky ...).
|Small painting of XVIIIth century shoes ; I thought there was a nice relationship between these shoes and the style and colors of the landscape.
|This was also on Maison et Objet , on Moissonnier booth. This is a copy of a portrait of Betty de Rotschild by Ingres , ten times bigger than the original , probably technically the hardest piece I ever painted.