For the festive season, dream of great mountain landscapes
Video, article and paintings for a tribute to the mountain and its musical inspirations.
A tribute to Olivier Messiaen entitled "Peintre la montagne aujourd'hui" is to be read in Orgues Nouvelles n°59, winter 2022. The paintings and watercolors are works produced in La Grave - La Meije for 10 years.
This video presents the links that unite the mountain and music through the paintings of Gabrielle Thierry on the prelude for piano by O.Messiaen
New ! Art prints of the "Panorama sur le Massif de la Meije" , and the triptych "Montée vers le glacier de la Girose, Massif de la Meije" are available in the store.
View from Les Terrasses, Le Chazelet
From the sketch as idea to the canvas, an exploration of landscape.
Oct.2022 to Jan.2023
A commission by the Musée de la Batellerie for the exhibition "Conflans au fil de peintres, dessinateurs & graveurs".
- This series will be exhibited in the Orangery of the Parc du Prieuré, where workshops about andscape art will be organized for 30 school classrooms of the city.
- The series is detailed in an article published in the Museum's "Le Petit Journal des Expositions".
Conversation with Picasso on Music, Oil on canvas, 165x130cm, 2021
"While reading "Picasso and Music", the catalogue of the exhibition organized in Paris, I discovered that Picasso does not find obvious links between music and its representation in painting. I am a great admirer of his work, regardless of the period, and I decided to discuss with him the pictorial potential of music in painting." ... More
Exhibition at the Salon d'Automne, Paris, 2021
La Cheffe d'Orchestre (Detail)- Oil on canvas, 160x140cm , 2021
« Remember to share music that will now color in modern painting. Colour, which is pure vibration, just like music, reaches what is the most general and therefore the vaguest in nature: its internal force»
Letter from Paul Gauguin M Fontainas, Mercure de France, Marsh 1899
This large format painting represents a conductor and her orchestra playing Beethoven's 7th. Symphony. The music invades the whole concert hall and becomes a colored space in movement.
This painting was inspired during the making of the film "Divertimento" directed by Marie Castille Mention-Schaar. This movie describes the journey of a young high school student who has become a renowned conductor. 3 paintings by Gabrielle were selected for the set design, including the screen entitled OPERA.
From one inspiration to another, Prof. Marc-Mathieu Münch discovers the Conductor in the artist's studio and decided to write an article in his Revue internationale d'art et d'artologie.
The Garden from my studio's window, Oil on canvas, 165x130cm, 2022
"Cezanne, Bonnard, VanGogh, Picasso, Gauguin captured on their canvas trees, flowers and gardens. Alone in their differing countrysides with these floral harmonies where colors com alive, they have seen and caught the spirit of nature. After visiting the Morozov exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, back in my studio, I look out of my window and rediscover the shrubbery, the luminous greens, the trees and shadows, the irises, tulips, cherry and apple trees, in the vibration of the foliage.
From Figuration to Abstraction
Sketches and paintings were created during the covid pandemic. Gabrielle launched an international and collaborative project during the first lockdown, entitled #sketchyourwindow. Hundred of people from 24 countries sent the view from their window. An exhibition has been organized at the Musée des Beaux-Arts La Cohue, in Vannes, Brittany, France.
Small paintings capturing the singularity of Paris' roofs.
Oil on Canvas 20x20cm , 2021, Oak framing
This painting entitled Nocturne is part of the Harmony series started in 1919. The roofs of Paris - an eternal inspiration - their rhythm, their music were at the origin of the previous series of paintings Espace : Paris.
Here, we are at the crossroads of Harmony and Space of the city, of architecture.
The Bauhaus, whose centenary we celebrated this year, was a fabulous adventure for modernity that brought together different arts in one place to increase tenfold emotion, harmony, comprehension. Here architecture and music (whose languages are apparently distinct) structure this painting by a composition of their forms and colors.
Night Harmony, Oil on canvas, 130x97cm, 2019
"Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting" Walter Gropius, 1919
The series "Paris: Space" was inspired by the roofs of Paris and the rhythm of Dutilleux's sonata.
In the tradition of the moderns, the paintings of Gabrielle Thierry, who lived in Pars for 15 years, remind us once again that abstraction in painting was born from the interaction of art and music.
Last Reflection of Ophelia, Oil on Canvas, 50x100cm, Coll. Iris & Gerald B. Cantor Art Gallery.
In the continuity of the Water Lilies colored musical scores, this painting, a commission by the College of Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), had as its overall inspiration the reflections and water with piano and cello harmonies
Gabrielle Thierry worked intensely on the musical aesthetic of the water.
Grand Canal, Venice, Nocturne 1, oil on Canvas 50x100cm
Grand Canal, Venice, Nocturne 2, oil on Canvas 50x100cm
Gabrielle Thierry is the only artist in the world to have spent 300 hours in total immersion in the oval rooms of the Musée de l'Orangerie to understand their evocation. During 18 months, and 100 sessions of work, she translated all the 8 Monet's landscapes into colored musical scores.
"Gabrielle sees sound as color so when she hears music she actually sees it. So what you have here are notes from the music that are in color.” Iris and Gerald Cantor Art Gallery (US)
"On the canvas, the music offers me the composition of the landscape as well as the colors and the space of the landscape can evoke it. Intertwined, music and landscape are ultimately inseparable."
Schubert's Fantasia, Variation, Oil on canvas, 165x130cm, 2009,
Gabrielle paints her feeling listening the Fantasia 4 Hands D940 by Schubert.