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Olivier Debré

Les Nymphéas

In the white gallery of the CCC OD, the greatest canvases ever painted by Debré are brought together for the first time.

The title of the exhibition, drawing a symbolic link between Claude Monet's Nymphéas (water lilies) and Debré's large paintings, alludes to the entire history of 20th century abstraction. Monet's later works were indeed considered by certain artists, Abstract Expressionists for example, the first illustrations of a form of abstraction in painting.

"Olivier Debré's Nymphéas" does not intend to imply a direct influence of the Impressionist on the Loire valley artist, but instead highlights conceptual similarities between their respective creative processes. blbalbla


Become immersed in the colourful display and experience an innovative hanging! The greatest canvases ever painted by Debré are brought together for the first time. The title of the exhibition, creating a symbolic link between Monet’s Water Lilies and Debré’s large artworks, alludes to the entire history of 20th century abstraction.