A former student of the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Didier Lapène completed this renowned training with a significant stay at the Casa Velázquez in Madrid. With a proven knowledge of the painter's craft, he has developed an original approach to landscape, free from the formal contingencies of our time. Renewing the ambition of artists who subscribe to pleinairism, he regularly sets up his easel in front of the motif and declines in multiple studies the vast panoramas that he aims to describe. Attracted by the marine spaces that border the Basque coast to the dunes of the North Sea, Didier Lapène has been working for several years in Brittany. Fascinated by the immense horizon off the coast of Camaret, he practises his art with patience and tenacity, seeking, in the famous words of Cézanne, "the little sensation" that transfigures the reality of the landscape. Guided by the sites of this famous outcrop of the Crozon peninsula, Didier Lapène has thus composed an extraordinary colourful score that interweaves rocky cliffs, hemmed beaches or green meadows sloping down to the ocean.Throughout the summer of 2022, the Musée des Beaux-Arts will bring together more than eighty previously unpublished works, the sum total of a pictorial quest that also revives the memory of some illustrious elders such as Eugène Boudin, Georges Lacombe and Charles Cottet.
[Texte à traduire en "Anglais" :]
Catalogue de l’exposition
Didier Lapène, un belvédère sur la mer
Editions Locus Solus, 128 p. couleur
[Texte à traduire en "Anglais" :] "An air of Brittany".
In 15 minutes, a guide will show you Breton works from the 20th and 21st centuries. A la carte programme! Follow one or several presentations, it's up to you.
3pm: Didier Lapène exhibition
3.30 pm: 20th century art / the guide's favourite
4pm: Kermoor's decor by Pierre de Belay
4.30pm: Didier Lapène exhibition
Monday to Saturday, from 7 July to 28 August
Visit included in the entrance ticket
No reservation required