Muybridge et son ombre

Marc DESGRANDCHAMPS

Date : 2017

Medium : Works on paper

Size : 154,5 × 124 cm

Original lithograph on Arches vellum 400g 154.5 x 124 cm. 25 copies.


It has been said that Marc Desgrandchamps’ works represent liquid ghosts (Richard Leydier). Desgrandchamps peoples his great landscapes with the bluish hues of transparent figures through which the objects behind them materialize. This evanescence is the poetic key in his work. This ethereal quality aqueously flows into areas of light, paint drips. A world on the verge of disappearing. The dream-like aspect is so strong it makes it possible to get lost in a Desgrandchamps painting or engraving.


This lithograph was printed in a monumental format similar to his gouaches. Inspired by a photograph by the Englishman Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), a female figure stands on tiptoe dominating a mountain landscape, a reference to the artist’s Savoyard origins
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