19 May → 26 Sep 2021
From Tue to Sun, from 9am to 6pm. Closed on Monday
Like many exhibitions in France since last year, the one devoted to Gérard Traquandi was designed, mounted and installed during the containment phases. And from 19 May onwards, you will be able to set foot on the floor of the Cantini Museum to discover the work of this little-known French artist. Entitled "Gérard Traquandi Ici, Là", the exhibition brings together a hundred or so works produced, for the most part, over the last ten years. These are mainly paintings, watercolours and drawings, but also a ceramic and two large photographs developed using an old technique (gum bichromate and resino-pigment type). In addition, a number of large-scale works painted in December 2020 are presented for the first time. Like an alchemist, he has developed a technique that allows him to capture the effects of chance by applying transfers of paper or fabric loaded with paint to still wet surfaces painted with "juice" or glaze. Like a chromatic journey, the exhibition here begins with a selection of graphic works, veritable "spinal columns", translating a Cézanne appeal to natural and baroque motifs. This introduction, fundamental to the understanding of Gérard Traquandi's sensitive work, inaugurates a series of recent, sensual and radically decorative paintings, some of which have never been shown before, created especially for the Musée Cantini.