Pierre Marie Brisson exhibition
Pierre Marie Brisson can be called a modern fauvist. For forty years he writes the Mediterranean, a sea surrounded by lands, a sea of gods and heroes. His art is a kind of eternal dedication to Odyssey, praised by Homer.
His canvases layered with pieces of dyed paper, compressed and crumpled, are spaces where the colors of the South triumph, from cobalt and sea blue to blood-red. Without much change, colors are represented by what they are in nature, forming flora, fauna and characters in Brisson's works. Sea terns, foreshadowing happiness, numerous butterflies, like the souls of once mere mortals, according to Greek mythology, goldfishes, as a biblical symbol of abundance, and the age-old graceful female silhouettes of Arcadians, as witnesses to the poetic place of a happy and carefree life and unattainable harmony of man and nature.
The paper is the main medium of Brisson's painting, symbolizing the papyrus, known to us for 5,000 years, on which all the ancient history of mankind was testified.
In his paintings, scarlet color often appears as the background and the plot of the work itself, tense, as if broken by the three winds of Samum, Cirocco and Mistral, colliding and wrestling from time immemorial in the lands and waters of the Mediterranean, in which the essence and the very spirit of the cradle of world culture are glimpsed.