The collection of “Femmes Galantes” by Laure C. (Winter 2018-2019)
For the end of year celebrations, Laure C. has created a collection of wooden statuettes, as well as paintings highlighting “L’Eternel Feminine”. Version française
They are available and can be shipped anywhere in the world through “Olympe and Salome”, 27 Rue Maréchal Foch 42300 ROANNE FRANCE
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Where does this word “Galant” comes from?
(Date to be specified) Of the present participle of the old verb galer (“dissipate in pleasures”), which comes from the old low francic * wala (“good”) (→ see well, of the same meaning, in English), hence a Gallo-Roman derivation * walare (“to run smoothly”); see also Gala and Galon.
- Who has honest and elegant ways of acting
- Who is particularly kind to a woman, or generally, who wants to please women?
- (By extension) Who treat with complaisance of subjects in love.
- Qualify various things, when considered as pleasant and elegant, refined in their kind.
The festive party refers to the outdoor playful meetings organized by the rich idle aristocrats from 1715 until the 1770s. The expression is particularly used in the context of French painting.
After the death of Louis XIV in 1715, the French aristocracy abandons the splendours of the court of Versailles for the follies and the more intimate town houses of Paris where its members can indulge to play, elegantly dressed, to flirt and to to put on stage according to the Italian commedia dell’arte. The feast is closely linked to the country feast, of which she can be considered a type.
This association between women and their gallant appearance suits this collection particularly well.
The big statuettes (about 70 cm)
Beverly, Macha, Iris
Les medium size statuettes (about 45 cm)
Lena, Moly, Mylène, Ava
Pamela, Pranvera, Adele, Judith
You can also group them together
Sidonie, Romy, Stefani
Purdey, Bree, Isabelle et Shirley
Laure Coudour is born in France in 1971.
After having been in charge of textiles and packaging creations, she established herself as a freelancer to specialize in animal painting and illustration.
Change of place, change of style.
Arrived in Switzerland in 2004, she likes to paint characters “pop-art-deco”, highlighting her taste for color. They look a little like him maybe … or you.
“If you want to see the work of your life painted, ask Laure for your portrait, a painting transformed by her look. “
Laura C. Comes from an artistic family: his paternal grandmother painted, her father is a painter in Roanne, the story continues.
Child, she began drawing and painting at table next to his father any support then create a pretext for (rollers, boxes, doors, walls… )
“I love to paint since I was little.”
After two years at the Beaux-Arts in Lyon, she joined the Esag (Higher School of Graphic Arts) in Paris where she enjoys teaching from designers and photographers recognized.
In deciding to devote herself solely to painting, she chose the roosters, the symbol of the Bresse, the subject of choice and then exposed at Georges Blanc in Vonnas.
For her, it also carries some menus.
Having painted many portraits and other animals, she started her period «Coquettes».
Her universe, Her work
Initially, she wanted white walls to excite his creativity and those of his studio are covered with colored drawings by his children. Gradually, they are the ones that have shaped its cocoon.
She need music to silence his fears and avoid physical tension induced by the silence. The artists she listens to him sometimes inspire the atmosphere of his paintings.
She paints every day.
For her painting requires a daily workout, like a top sportsman. This is the only way forward, to evolve. She
Anxiety of the «blank canvas», and it is only when a table is opened to him the idea of neighbor. But often she thinks the dominant green paint, then realizes in the end it is red. A painting leads to another.
Laura sees her work as close to that of a craftsman, so often expressed his instinctive taste for obsessive color.
She loves Pablo Picasso (obviously), Francis Bacon (most unlikely), Pierre Soulages, Niki de Saint Phalle and Richard Lindner…
She also admires fashion designers like Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Karl Lagerfeld and Vivienne Westwood. She is very interested in speech and àl’imagination designers she considers to be complete artists.
Laure Coudour firstname.lastname@example.org tél (+41 (0)76 382 1960
Isabelle Sanaitis “Olympe et Salomé”, 27 Rue Maréchal Foch 42300 ROANNE FRANCE
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