L'art des livres, 2024

by Sophie Dumont

Painting : oil

40 x 40 x 2 cm 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


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Dimensions cm inch

40 x 40 x 2 cm 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork dimensions including frame

47 x 47 x 4.4 cm 18.5 x 18.5 x 1.7 inch

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Artwork location: France

This painting, entitled "Country Landscape", is a work by Sophie Dumont done in oil on linen canvas. Worked with a painting knife, the texture of the paint is rich and dynamic, offering a particular depth and liveliness to shapes and colors.

The scene depicts a typical rural landscape with green hills under a serene blue sky. Two large vertical trees stand proudly in the center left of the painting, creating a natural focal point. Their slender silhouettes contrast with the rolling hills in the background, whose hues vary from dark green to pale yellow, suggesting cultivated fields and meadows.

To the right, a small house with a red roof nestles discreetly between the hills and the vegetation, adding a touch of warmth and humanity to this bucolic scene. The knife strokes to paint give the whole thing a tactile texture, accentuating the sensation of movement in the foliage and the undulations of the terrain.

The use of bright colors and simplified shapes gives the work an almost dreamlike quality, evoking both the serenity and energy of nature. This painting is a vibrant tribute to the beauty of rural landscapes and the tranquility they inspire.

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Sophie Dumont is a contemporary French artist, born in Paris on April 9, 1964. She currently lives and works in Langrune, in Normandy. Her work is distinguished by an artistic approach where each canvas is built around graphics put into perspective by color.

Her artistic exploration begins with the Norman landscapes , where she probes the slightest vibrations of a familiar environment. She uses shades of gray and white to create landscapes which, although omnipresent, escape the gaze to reveal furtive apparitions drowned in a pearly and translucent light. These landscapes, imbued with a lyricism bordering on abstraction , move away from a palpable reality, offering the viewer total freedom of interpretation. Sophie Dumont's technique is marked by the use of oil in successive layers, creating transparencies and subtle light effects. The palette knife shapes the material into layers that merge into a combination of shimmering colors, bringing to life representations independent of any direct reference.

Dumont's stylistic evolution is notable in her series on libraries, where the book becomes a metaphor for culture rather than an everyday object. The libraries overflowing with volumes and the detailed bindings are an evocation of culture as a first universal language, a vector of peace transcending borders and differences.

Some of her paintings recall the influence of Nicolas de Staël through their graphic simplicity and fluidity, tending towards a lyrical abstraction which erases the visible appearances of reality. The variations of black, gray and white concentrate all the energy contained in nature, in a play of perspectives and lights where the line fades in favor of the general atmosphere of the canvas.

Sophie Dumont has presented her works in individual and group exhibitions nationally, distinguishing herself by using large formats . Her paintings, whether landscapes or libraries, always incite dreams and reflection.
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