LANDSCAPE paintings - a technological assemblage of two brands - trademarks versus artistic icons


Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape, monet, les nympheas, mac do

Landscape 003, sérigraphie et acrylique sur toile, 130 x 130 cm, 2005



In the background of landscape paintings, multinational company trademarks and reproductions of paintings by impressionist artists.




Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape, monet, les nympheas, IBM

Landscape 013, sérigraphie et acrylique sur toile, 97 x 146 cm, 2004



Against all expectations, Robert's landscape painting is not about representing nature per se. Instead, the artist uses a trademark which, according to him, better embodies contemporary landscape, that is a urban and universal one.




Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape, monet, les nympheas, Nike

Landscape 009, sérigraphie et acrylique sur toile, 114 x 194,5 cm, 2004



The impressionist pieces are reproductions of the famous series of Monet "The Nymphéas". The artist has chosen this particular series because of its richness - most of the compositions offer tremendous possibilities in terms of abstraction, size, colour, and also they are celebrated paintings. Indeed Monet's "Nymphéas" are commonly used by publicity brand names. This motif is often used to illustrate calendars, towels, pencils and is emblematic of art history and impressionism in particular. Moreover, art neophytes and professionals alike can relate to Manet's series though for different motives; the former for sentimental reasons and the latter because of the innovative breakthrough this series has represented in the history of modern painting. By mingling the aesthetics of publicity icons and Monet's artwork, Jean-Christophe Robert transforms commercial narrative into a renewed art form.




Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape 015, monet, les nympheas, Disney

Landscape 015, sérigraphie et acrylique sur toile, 115,5 x 162 cm, 2004



The size of each canvas is standard, but the material used is not since the artist also borrows from high-tech and serigraphic devices. The trademarks vary in terms of size and are more or less visible, often blending into the composition thus recalling the subliminal images publicity keeps imposing on today's world.




Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape, monet, les nympheas, Carrefour

Landscape 004, sérigraphie et acrylique sur toile, 130 x 186 cm, 2003





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape, monet, les nympheas, Apple

Landscape 008, sérigraphie et acrylique sur toile, 163,5 x 130 cm, 2004





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Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape





Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Landscape