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Philippe Cognée
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Philippe Cognée has been choosen to create a piece, Echo, intended to be shown in the renovated premises of the Grand Commun at the Château de Versailles: forty-or-so round paintings -called tondo- as if the painter created a constellation of images seen through his eyes.

Interview with the artist and Marie-Laure Bernadac, essay by Alain Bonfand, text by Jean-Jacques Aillagon


Philippe Cognée has been chosen to create a piece, Echo, intended to be shown in the renovated premises of the Grand Commun at the Château de Versailles: forty-or-so round paintings – called tondo – as if the painter created a constellation of images seen through his eyes. Those pieces of various diameters were based on a video from which stills are featured in the book. Those stills are like a spyglass through which we sense the reality oh both frivolity (the court) and tragedy (the guillotine). The eye wanders, slips in and out, from the gardens to the chambers. Details of Versailles appear and disappear in the painting’s substance, here a stairway, a chandelier, a hallway, there frozen animal sculptures, moll hills, a façade in the morning light... 

Nombre de pages
84 p.
Dimensions
28 x 32.5 cm
Langue
bilingue français/anglais
Publication
2011
Reliure
Hardcover
Graphisme
Grégoire Romanet
ISBN
9782916275864
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