The painter Jean Miotte is fundamentally a man of his time for his artistic priorities based on movement, at a time when performance became a new medium of creation. The movement of the painter, his tools, his subjects, spectators and even artworks became an essential element in the art of the second half of the 20th century.
The painting presented at the Gallery is a perfect example of this: the wide black brush has inscribed the artist’s vehement gesture on the canvas. The hessian canvas left bare in a corner emphasizes this feeling of rapid execution and the projections of paint energise the composition. Jean Miotte here offers us the visual representation of a creative flight