Artiste
Artiste

Jacques MONORY


Jacques Monory was born on June 25, 1924 in Paris. After training as a painter-decorator at the School of Applied Arts in Paris, he worked for the art publisher Robert Delpire, where he discovered photography. In the 1960s, he became one of the pioneers of the movement of narrative figuration, which is characterized by a return to figuration, in reaction to abstract art, and far from American Pop Art. Passionate about cinema, he also draws on the art of comics and photography to fuel his painting. His work is marked by the omnipresence of the color blue, referring to melancholy or sometimes turning into a nightmare. A painter obsessed with death, she very quickly took center stage in her work. He made himself known through two series of paintings: the Murders (1968) and Velvet Jungle (1969-1971), testifying to his passion for the 7th Art and black universes. Artist with multiple hats, Jacques Monory was also a filmmaker (Ex in 1968, or Brighton Belle in 1974) and wrote several books. He died on October 17, 2018, in Paris.

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