En quête de chemins illusoires : genèse et présentation d'une peinture multilemmée

Authors: Gagnon, Lucie
Advisor: Paquet, Bernard
Abstract: This master' thesis presents En quête de chemins illusoires (Towards Illusory Paths), a diptych which is also a bas-relief following its unique hanging. It tries to express the idea of energy and abundance that characterizes the visual illusions from which I paint and invites to get away with a collection of complicated, full of life, composite and open interpretation narratives. En quête de chemins illusoires is, first of all, two very large canvas paintings made in a distinctive way, multilemma. Between figuration and abstraction, its originality consists in the abandonment of any formal intention, that is to say without prior choice of subjects or any conscious search of narrative. The multilemmé way also involves a three-dimensional presentation that differs from a single hanging. Thus, the swelling and draping effects created by irregular padding complete the work and give it volume. This manipulation also adds to the blurring of the painted shapes and their entanglement. The ambition behind En quête de chemins illusoires is threefold. It is driven in the first place by the desire to lengthen perceptual activity, to ensure that the first glance to the work will turn into a generous and longer halt. Consequently, it also aims at encouraging the phenomenon of attention which leads to a complication of the interpretation. Finally, it seeks to generate an illusion of movement from the effects induced by prolonged fixation, namely the displacement and deformation of the elements that surround the areas under gaze. Like the fluxus artist's works of the last century, En quête de chemins illusoires wants to suppress the idea of a finite work, by putting forward the importance of its interpretation.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 12 July 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/69596
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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