This is a new approach to the exhibition which started showing just one week before the lockdown in France, at the Campredon art centre in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, where the painter was born in 1925.
Jean-Marie Fage grew up along the banks of the River Sorgue and has since lived over forty years in the Luberon. These are the sources on which he has built, with constancy, a body of work that invites the viewer to silent contemplation.
As a child, he lost one eye, and developed early and strong sensitivity to art and to poetry.
As a young man, he knew René Char, Auguste Chabaud and Georges Braque who strengthened his desire to become an artist.
He settled in Paris in 1950, where he worked with architects for over twenty-five years. This was his second job, in addition to his painting.
In 1963, he came back to Vaucluse searching for light, and for 'patterns". His work on space and colour led him from landscapes to workshops to contrasted compositions bordering abstraction.
In the recent past, he has moved back out of doors, and resumed figurative work, painting big compositions which take on a new dimension of symbolism.
Special Covid-19 provisions:
Masks required over 12 years old.
Hand sanitizer at your disposal at the entrance and in the garden.
IH: The museum is not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
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