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  • In The Cave
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In The Cave

Bénédicte Blanc-Fontenille


pigments, ashes, acrylic on canvas

24" x 48"

BBF uses rocks as a metaphor of the fragility. A rock, or a combination of different minerals compressed together, constantly change in a cycle called the rock cycle. Rocks are also part of the history of humanity, of the cultures, used to build, create all kinds of architecture. Rocks, architecture with a solid-looking are as fragile as bubbles. Keeping the symbolic of the bubble, often present in the Vanities paintings of the 17th century, she paints circular shapes in which she includes traces of architectural drawings.  In her paintings, she creates a fluid background in which textured rocks or bubbles seem to be weightless in a process of a becoming.

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