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"La pionnière" - A tribute to Virginie Despentes Painting

Romain Héjé

France

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 38.2 W x 51.2 H x 1.2 D in

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I painted this portrait from a photography in a french well-known magazine : "Le nouvel Obs". - What kind of painting this archetypal photography would become when treated as model for a painted image knowing that it was already a "design" from the photographer or redesign by a photographer? There was nothing genuine there. Is it then a portrait of Virginie Despentes the worldwide known french woman living writer, or a painted reproduction of this particular design of a person by a photographer for the sake of a written article in some news magazine : La pionnière? Could the painting itself be genuine in those conditions and how?

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:38.2 W x 51.2 H x 1.2 D in

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"Dyslexie, dysorthographie, dyscalculie..." was what i used to hear when i was a child, which drove me to a "Libre école Rudolf Steiner" where i had a very good time learning and dealing with drawing, painting, wood working, knitting...in a very genuine way. It was never called :"ART", but who cares ? The topic back then had more to do with the Cosmos, vitality, energetic fields, rythm, grows, states of minds, of evolution, self-control, harmony and balance, elements that i kept in mind as i became an artist. Later, i got a BA and a MA of art from the royal College of Arts and design London (1989) but getting "on the ball" is another story. My first commitment was with sculpture in free open spaces. I moved then to abstract painting bringing this habit of "making things" in the process of painting. Recently i got acquainted to figurative painting for its political aspect, the need to respond in a more concrete way to our troubled times.

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