XXth Cent Painter

About Guy de Montlaur

Autoportrait by Guy de Montlaur

I want to shout: “Just look! Look at the mystery! It is piercing your eyes.”

And no one sees it. Nobody but myself. People see colours, shadows, lights, forms. They see (what do I know?) the canvas, the stretcher nails. And I don’t understand they can’t guess all the distress here, under their eyes, as it was during the war: the clamour, death, love, treachery; the lies and the fear. And still more that I cannot say, but I know how to do it.

Yes I say: I know how to do it.

His biography More on Wikipedia

Paintings selection

Oranges et bananes
Oranges et bananes
54 cm × 65 cm
Paris
Chemin de fer
Chemin de fer
100 cm × 65 cm
Nice 1950
Sans titre
Sans titre
65 cm × 100 cm
Fontainebleau 1950
Clockwork
Clockwork
146 cm × 114 cm
Fontainebleau 1953
Hommage à Kandinsky
Hommage à Kandinsky
195 cm × 114 cm
Nice
L’espoir a fui
L’espoir a fui
92.5 cm × 60 cm
Paris 1960
La promesse des fleurs
La promesse des fleurs
73 cm × 92 cm
Franval
Souvenir d’Issenheim
Souvenir d’Issenheim
60 cm × 92 cm
Paris, rue de Varenne
Il dort
Il dort
80.5 cm × 65 cm
Paris 1969
Le rêve de Berganza
Le rêve de Berganza
54.5 cm × 81 cm
Paris 1972
Souvenir normand
Souvenir normand
46 cm × 55 cm
1972
Peinture à l’usage des enfants
Peinture à l’usage des enfants
92 cm × 60 cm
Paris 1977

More paintings

Exhibits

Date Location & description
2019 Paris, IESA arts&culture
“Guy de Montlaur (1918-1977) It was a strange war!”
April 1st to 5th, 2019, Campus de l’Innovation Culturelle, 1 cité Griset, 75011 Paris.
The exhibition is held during the conference “ Art and War in the history of avant-garde (1909-2019)” organized by IESA arts&culture (Paris) and Paris8 University, “Literature, Histories, Esthetics”
2019 New Orleans, LA, USA, The National WWII Museum
“The Art of Guy de Montlaur – In Memory of What I cannot Say”
March 15 to October 19, 2019, Louisiana Memorial Pavilion
In Memory of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings
2018 Mémorial Pegasus Museum (Ranville, Calvados)
Permanent exhibit of the painting « Pegasus before landing »

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Pegasus before landing

Passed exhibits

Last Blog post

La montre

Après la guerre, Guy de Montlaur a toujours porté cette montre. Une Angélus.

La Montre

Il nous disait qu’elle avait appartenu au chef du camp de concentration de Ravensbrück. Jacqueline Péry, qui y avait été déportée en 1944 venait parfois à la maison et nous racontait ce qui se passait dans ce camp de concentration.

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