Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gérard Jan

Name:  Gérard Jan
Bio:   Gérard Jan  trained in the graphic studio of Rene Izaure at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts, Toulouse from 1979 to 1985. His early interest was in the play of light and shade, as expressed in monochrome techniques. Indeed, his interest in the technical side of art led to early experiments in casein and in encaustic. Exploring colour in the 1990s,  pastel met his requirements for a material that had immediacy, purity, and that could be pushed beyond its apparent constraints.  From 2006 – 2009  he has been spending more time in Italy, especially in Rome and in Florence. He has been exhibiting since 1987, in France, Switzerland and Germany. Gérard Jan’s work and technique was featured in an excellent issue of Pratique des Arts, number 97, Mars-Mai 2011.
Medium : Pastel, monotypes, etchings, drawings.
Subjects: Landscape – trees and hills, and Italian urban architecture.
Style: Pared down to the essentials.
Navigation: This French website presents a homepage of thumbnail images, together with links to Contact,  Expositions and Archives. The thumbnails are assembled in groups of nine, and link to a new page where the nine images are displayed.
Gallery: Pages of thumbnails linked to home page (see Navigation).
Image View: The thumbnails may be enlarged – there is a zoom function. Each enlargement opens  in a new window, where details of medium and dimension are displayed.  There is a back (Retour) button. There is no impediment to download. Village is 58 x 72 cm, 924 x 616, 215 KB.

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