Lucile Travert's goal with this exhibition, the Faces of Painting, is to explore the St-Sulpice Chapel with the (great) Faces of Painting. The artist stages in her paintings a plastic dialogue between the iconographic documents of artworks from the past and her writings, drawings, engravings, monotypes and oil paintings.
he figures of the painting are rendered perceptible and start a conversation with the graphic expressions of bodies with singular anatomies that irremediably denudes the Figure and disintegrate it in the pictorial field. The works present a suspended world in which the past and the present of the great history of painting mingle.
To enter the painting and start a conversation with Artemisia, Rubens, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Cranach, Rembrandt, Cima ... that is what Lucile Travert tries to achieve with her plastic works.
The artist stages in her paintings a plastic dialogue between the iconographic documents of artworks from the past and her writings, drawings, engravings, monotypes and oil paintings.
At the origin of the painting, there is the meeting with a work of the past - iconographic document - then the choice of the format. Then begins the composition with the assembly of drawings, engravings, monotypes. The support, made with the unleashed fabric of linen and worked on the ground, is charged in color with pigments before the gluing of different Japanese papers. Finally, oil painting, sometimes gold powder and many glazes become part of the painting. The ink drawing often is a graphic counterpoint to the chosen iconographic document. The color itself, in the manner of a binder, is responsible for fixing all these different plastic elements so that they start a conversation.
To include her own history as a painter with the great family of painters is the tribute Lucile Travert wishes to pay to her elders, her peers. Thanks to her plastic artworks, Lucile Travert's works explore a telescoping of many temporalities and present a suspended world where the past and present of the Great History of Painting mingle.