What about painting?

It came to me as a mean to say these “important things” you don’t speak about. These things can’t be said clearly. They are literally unspeakable. They become blurry and they eventually vanish when analysed.

They can be expressed only by allusion.

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Du sang sur la route
Du sang sur la route
Oil on Board, 61 cm x 38 cm
Dinard (Brittany, France), August 1966

Du sang sur la route

(Blood on the Road)

A tragic event will will affect the artist deeply and for a long time. In August 1966, Montlaur was on vacation in Brittany. The car in which he was a passenger collided with a young boy on a moped. He helped him and stayed with him for a long time, speaking to him, trying to reassure him while the child was dying.

The horror of the painting does not need to be described.

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Selection

Oranges et bananes
Oranges et bananes
54 cm × 65 cm
Paris
La nuit des sens
La nuit des sens
65 cm × 92 cm
Nice 1952
La promesse des fleurs
La promesse des fleurs
73 cm × 92 cm
La nuit du 14 au 15 août
La nuit du 14 au 15 août
46 cm × 55 cm
Rotheneuf 1972

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