Events : Publications, Conferences, Workshops & Projects

Publications & Articles


- "Peindre la Montagne aujourd'hui, Hommage à O.Messiaen", Orgues Nouvelles, Winter 2022, The musical space of the mountain, evocation in painting. Video "La Meije, colorful and musical altitudes"

- De l'idée-croquis à la toile, une évocation sensible du paysage. Article (PDF in french) on the realization of the "Landscapes of Conflans" series published in "Le Petit Journal des Expositions", Ed. Musée de la Batellerie.

- "Painting Music" Interview in Orgues Nouvelles, special issue on Painting and Music ..../...

"The color of sounds" Conferences

since 2009

Synesthesia and the Color of Sounds or how Music can be retranscribed in Painting
Would Music be at the origin of abstraction in painting? An history of the interaction of the arts  presents 100 years of links between music and painting.

And you, are you a synesthete? A rare appointment to make your own experience.

These conferences can be followed by workshops to experiment the colored music.

Workshop during the Water Lilies exhibition in U.S.

Synesthesia and Landscape Workshops

These workshops propose to work on the relationship between music and painting. Emphasis is placed on the colorful perceptions of one's music.  A concrete realization on the representation of the music, offers to each one the possibility of creating a work of art according to its own perceptions:  cover, poster, scenography.

Gabrielle Thierry also proposes workshops on the landscape, its rhythms and its music.

All workshops are for youths and adults.

Do not hesitate to Contact for more informations on conferences and workshops.

The Water Lilies' Series

Gabrielle Thierry's series "The Musicality of Water Lilies" was inspired by her rediscovery of the Water Lilies landscapes of Claude Monet in 2010. She is the only artist 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 eight of Monet's landscapes into colored musical scores. Thierry's work concentrates on visual representations of music and strives to show interactions between color, form, notes and musical compositions. The first exhibition of her series has been held in at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery.

To Read on The Telegram, Boston

To read a short presentation 


During COVID-19 lock-down, in 2020, Gabrielle launched #dessinetafenetre #sketchyourwindow, an initiative on social media inviting people to paint views from their window. Hundreds of drawings have been collected from 24 countries. The Musée des Beaux-Art, La Cohue de Vannes, in France, organized the exhibition. The project has been selected by Discovery Education in the UK.

Watch the successful video on TV5 Monde  (Culture Prime)


Since 2004

Gabrielle Thierry is also an internationally recognized expert on the French Painter Renefer (1892-1957) and author of his "catalogue raisonné" 
Based on the drawings of Renefer during the Great War in Europe (1914-1918), she is cofounder of The national contest, named "Little artists of Memory" is open to school's classes of children aged 10. She also contributed to create the memory project "Renefer/Butler : two artists in the Great War" in Chicago. A Renefer exhibit was also held in the National WW1 Museum of Kansas City in 2014-15.

She is the author of his first biography, published in 2020, by the Musée de la Batellerie, catalog of the "Renefer, Peintre de la Seine" successful exhibition.

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