Fixé long n°3, 2010

by Stéphane Belzère

Painting : acrylic

62 x 372 x 2 cm 24.4 x 146.5 x 0.8 inch


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Painting: acrylic

Dimensions cm inch

62 x 372 x 2 cm 24.4 x 146.5 x 0.8 inch Height x Width x Depth


White frame with glass

Artwork dimensions including frame

65 x 384 x 3 cm 25.6 x 151.2 x 1.2 inch

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: France

Between 1995 and 2003, Stéphane Belzère paints his series of "Anatomical Jars" - brains and organs of animals preserved in formalin jars - in the so-called "Soft Pieces" room of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. A detailed observation of the sediments deposited at the bottom of anatomical preparation jars is at the origin of the "Long paintings" series executed in the following decade; the strata of disintegrated materials, enlarged by the magnifying effect of glasses, evoke indifferently glacial and inner landscapes, real and imaginary worlds, between figuration and abstraction.


Stéphane Belzère - Tableaux longs, texts by François Landolt, Delphine Rivier, Nicolas Raboud, Jacques-Michel Pittier, Stéphane Belzère, Editions Fondation Édouard et Maurice Sandoz, Pully, 2013.

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Jean-Marie Oger • France

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Stéphane Belzère

France  • 1963


Son of painters Jürg Kreienbühl and Suzanne Lopata, Stéphane Belzère shows a strong interest in the preservation of flesh, the food production, the anatomical forms and the representation of body. 

In the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, he painted the brains and organs of animals preserved in formalin jars. Source of attraction and repulsion, this obsessional motif offers the possibility of a dialogue between the flesh and the material of the paint. A meticulous observation of the sediments deposited in anatomical preparation jars is at the origin of the "Long paintings"; the strata of disintegrated materials, enlarged by the magnifying effect of glasses, evoke indifferently glacial and inner landscapes, real and imaginary worlds, between figuration and abstraction. Simultaneously, he has never ceased to deal with human figure, like for example his series of 700 intimate self-portraits, called "Nocturnal reflections", executed through the reflection of his kitchen window of his Berliner studio. 

Graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris, he has been the recipient of several prizes and his research on transparency has also led him to be commissioned stained glass windows for the Rodez Cathedral. His work is part of many public and private collections: Kunstmuseum Basel, FRAC Île-de-France, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation, Edouard and Maurice Sandoz Foundation…

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