Violent Grisaille Paintings of Guillaume Bresson

Violent Grisaille Paintings of Guillaume Bresson

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Guillaume Bresson realistically paints contemporary subject using classical painting techniques. Painting in technique of grisaille, Bresson portrays modern scenes of urban street violence.

Every attitude, every move and expression is planned down to the smallest detail. The artist has actors posing with clothing and accessories chosen by him; the photographs are then assembled to set the composition of the picture first as painted studies and then the final painting.

This process gives a theatrical mood to his paintings, with a Jeff Wallish idea of exaggerated poses, a distance is created from reality and forces you to reconsider the situation, not as news but as history in the making. When TV and mass media show only meaningless violence, painting might help us to see – and therefore to understand less poorly – what the rioters could consider as epic actions that looked foolish and scandalous as seen from afar.

Untitled - Oil on canvas 91 x 160 cm/ 36 x 63 in.

Untitled - Oil on canvas 91 x 160 cm/ 36 x 63 in.


Untitled - Oil on canvas 82 x 100,5 cm/ 32,2 x 40 in.

Untitled - Oil on canvas 82 x 100,5 cm/ 32,2 x 40 in.


Untitled - Oil on canvas 91 x 160 cm/ 36 x 63 in.

Untitled - Oil on canvas 91 x 160 cm/ 36 x 63 in.


Untitled - Oil on canvas 170 x 200 cm / 67 x 79 in.

Untitled - Oil on canvas 170 x 200 cm / 67 x 79 in.


Untitled - Oil on canvas 170 x 200 cm/ 67 x 78,7 in.

Untitled - Oil on canvas 170 x 200 cm/ 67 x 78,7 in.

Visit the Bourouina Gallery to see more artwork by Guillaume Bresson.

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  1. jetsonjoe
    June 26, 2011

    of course…capitalize and bring attention to violence…no it is not poetry…but violation of the highest form…which undermines the stability of society…violence is the new pornography. The consequences for all is grim …it cheapens life…the new zombie is the person drunk on violence…you are not safe in your homes.

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