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Versailles V Artwork

Cécile Duchêne Malissin


Mixed Media, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 28.7 W x 36.2 H x 0.8 D in

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In this work, the artist alludes to portraits of ancient times that she resituates by a contemporary technique of superpositions of transparent layers (collage of fine paper and acrylic paint). This reappropriation summons history and emphasizes the ephemeral character of each life. The figure draped in black roses stands out against a dark and abstract background. By hanging this painting at home, you invite a rich visual conversation and a presence that challenges the times. The painted sides in the continuity of the canvas allows to hang it without frame.

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Mixed Media:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:28.7 W x 36.2 H x 0.8 D in

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She is a french artist, born in Paris (France). She currently lives and works in Montargis, near Paris. Both realistic and dreamlike, Cécile Duchêne Malissin’s painting implies some introspection. Characters or animals are shown in abstract settings or lush vegetation. Her works exude a powerful attraction and conveys reverie. They are bushy, free, imaginative compositions and a poetic and singular universe. Her portraits express a meditative abandonment and the richness of an inner life. Childhood, is also tackled and evokes the loss of innocence as well as facing the brutality of the world. The viewer is caught by the serious and mysterious gaze of her characters: who observes who, in this disturbing face-to-face? Relations to nature, to oneself and to others are questioned here. Working on paper or canvas, mixing different techniques (acrylic paint, oil pastels, graphite lead, collage and sometimes sewing...), the works thus created carry in them both a delicacy but also a certain strangeness. The relationship to the body and its fragility are evoked by transparencies which is conferred by a subtle game of collages mixed with acrylic. Memory, forgetfulness, transience of existence are suggested.

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