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Paroles d'Ogres I 21/40, 1997


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Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield

Single piece Dated Titled


63.5 x 91.44 cm
25.00 x 36 in






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  • About the work

The vertical composition of this print begins with a horizontal sweep of charcoal grey beneath a triangular shape in royal blue layered over a charcoal grey shape. Over the whole, black drypoint line drawings of leaf shapes and cryptic symbols that resemble letters and numbers represent the "lyrics of ogres." Ogres are monstrous hominid creatures in myth and folk stories that are predisposed to consume humans. A famous example of the Cyclops Polyphemus from Homer's The Odyssey. Simonin's intersects the title and forms of this print playfully as if imagining what the ogres might be moved to sing about. 

About the Artists

1936 Lausanne, Switzerland

Working largely in prints, works on paper and on canvas, Francine Simonin (b. 1936, Lausanne, Switzerland) has won numerous awards and distinctions, including the Prix de la première Biennale Suisse Engraving in Geneva (1968), the Prix Loto-Québec in Montréal (1981), the Prix Irène Reymond (1986), the Prize of the Print at the Biennale of Drawing, Printmaking and Paper in Alma (1993), as well as the first prize of the 16th International of the Miniature Print of Cadaques in Spain (1996). In October 2004, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Fondation Monique and Robert Parizeau presented her with an award recognizing her exceptional contribution to the history of printmaking in Quèbec. The works of Francine Simonin are to be found in the collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, the Geneva Museum, the National Library of Canada (Ottawa), the Council of Europe Art Bank Arts of Canada (Ottawa) as well as several private collections around the world.

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