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Tribute to Jean Hélion 2/4

13 May 2020

  Jean Hélion was always immersed in his times.  He was one of the first abstract painters of his generation, in 1930, beside his forerunners, Torres-Garcia, Mondrian, and Van Doesbourg, but without deviating from reality, in contrast to the more...

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Tribute to Jean Hélion 1/4

13 May 2020

  One cannot understand the coherence and originality of Hélion’s work (1904-1987), his contribution to 20th Century, art without taking a long look at his paintings, seeing and re-seeing them to find their leading theme, the complexity of their construction...

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Gradual reopening

13 May 2020

During the two months of lockdown, I wanted to keep the links of friendly cultural contact between us open, sharing our way of looking at the works that we love. Thank you for responding.  A large majority of you regularly...

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Tribute to Michel Macréau

5 May 2020

  Michel Macréau, born in 1935, died in 1995 has all the characteristics of a cursed artist.  Coming from a poor family, he was studying fresco when in 1959 he discovered two books on Matisse and Picasso.  A revelation!  Without...

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To the Discovery of a work by Hong InSook

21 April 2020

  An abstract painting unveils itself under the hands of Hong Insook. Two parallel rectangles extend from the top to the bottom of the page. In the front, two rows of funnel-shaped splotches seem to float.  They remind us of...

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Online exhibition of Drawings

24 March 2020

We have put a video on line of our exhibition of Drawings.  It was recorded rapidly with a cell-phone before the gallery closed. Nonetheless it makes it possible to see our exhibit rapidly and to escape into the universe of...

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Partnership between the Alain Margaron Galerie and the National Museum of Modern Art

24 March 2020

  The Gallery has signed a partnership agreement with the National Museum of Modern Art, Pompidou Center concerning the publication of a special series of the “Cahiers du Musée” which accompanies a new exhibition of the 20th Century collection. For...

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Gallery closed temporarily

24 March 2020

The gallery is, of course, closed temporarily, but we continue to work actively on our artists work, in particular on those whose exhibitions or books are in preparation. We will communicate via our gallery internet site and on other platforms...

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Extramural exhibitions

Artwork Analysis

Tribute to Jean Hélion 3/4

18 May 2020

  Hélion converted what could have been the worst handicap for a painter, a growing visual deficiency, into esthetic audaciousness.  Faces are smoothed over, relations between the subjects become essential. “The ability to see the whole is increased by the...

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To the discovery of a work by Michel Macréau

8 May 2020

  One would say chalk on slate, or a Cretan pottery on a black background.  This portrait floats silently in time.  It appears well balanced since the lines surrounding it are placed on the two underlined M’s that the artist...

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To the discovery of a work by Michel Macréau

5 May 2020

  A serene looking face takes up almost all of the picture’s surface. The eyes look directly at the spectator. One is almond shaped, the other round, almost globular.  Long lashes dress up the eye-lids.  The nose almost looks accidental,...

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To the discovery of a work by Michel Macréau

4 May 2020

  “The first impulse is reality:  The body, me, what I see…” This complex painting, which at first seems impenetrable, is constructed like a chess board with four squares that resemble a stained-glass window. Thick black lines, like a wrought...

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To the discovery of a work by Anselme Boix-Vives

27 April 2020

Four people facing the spectator in this rich and colorful composition.  The space is saturated with details whose acidulous palette attracts the eye and curiosity. The two people on the extreme left and right are stocky, big and perhaps a...

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To the discovery of a work by François Lunven

23 April 2020

  A multi-formed creation springs from the right of the sheet of paper and deploys itself.  It rushes forward like a hippocampus in a seabed.  Floating, with no space-time indication this form with its many aspects intrigues our eye by...

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To the discovery of a work by Bernard Réquichot

17 April 2020

  This work by Bernard Réquichot was done in 1952 when the artist was 23 years old. On a neutral orange-ochre background a silhouette, naked, partially on its knees, takes form in a pensive posture.  It occupies almost the whole...

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To the discovery of a work by Jean Hélion

17 April 2020

  This drawing was done after the painting “La Ville est un Songe” (The city is a dream), where the central element is a round metallic “pissotière” (public urinal) of the kind that still existed in 1977. This mythical object...

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To the discovery of a work by Aurel Cojan

16 April 2020

Aurel Cojan, « Saint Paul », 1998, charcoal on paper, 75 x 110   In this charcoal drawing, Aurel Cojan symbolizes the tumultuous agitation of a Paris street. It might be a market day or simply the scene of men and women...

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To the discovery of a work by Fred Deux

11 April 2020

  A suspended form, placed in the center of the composition, occupies almost all of the pictorial surface of the drawing.  This form is accentuated by the mostly neutral background, lightly speckled in the same range of colors.  Then a...

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To the discovery of a work by Jean Hélion

11 April 2020

In a very ordinary clay pot, a beautiful green indoor plant with a very recognizable silhouette, spreads out over the whole surface of the paper. In his notebooks from the period Jean Hélion writes “The multitude of forms and movements...

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To the discovery of a work by Dado

6 April 2020

Dado, untitled, circa 1958, wash drawing on paper, 74 x 54 cm   This untitled Dado drawing was probably done in 1958, two years after his arrival in France. Two major encounters made the year 1958 a turning point in...

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To the discovery of a work by Michel Macréau

3 April 2020

Michel Macréau, «  Couple », 1964, India ink on paper, 51 x 37 cm   A couple embracing, joined as one, occupies almost all of the pictorial surface. The space is saturated in a poetic accumulation of elements which are sometimes...

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To the discovery of a work by Jean Hélion

3 April 2020

Jean Hélion, “The Bed”, 1948, gouache on paper, 50.5 x 65 cm   Our two friends are gone, leaving the bed where one of them is seated. Is the bed alone? No. A sweet dialogue begins between its perpendicular lines,...

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To the discovery of a work by Jean Hélion

2 April 2020

    This work could have “Intimate discussion of a threesome” as its title.  Two naked women in the intimacy of a bedroom…and you. The drawing, almost life size, and close-up is like a door that you want to go...

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To the discovery of a work by Clara Fierfort

28 March 2020

  “(Nimrod) little by little transforms the state of things into tyranny. He promises to defend (mankind) against a second punishment from God who wants to inundate the Earth: He builds a tower high enough that the waters can’t rise...

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To the discovery of a work by Bernard Réquichot

24 March 2020

  We are looking at a painting by Bernard Réquichot which he painted during the last few years of his life. At first, we are surprised by the depth of the intensity that radiates from it.  This intensity seems to...

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