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Living against the light

Living against the light

“Living against the light” 

Canvas Print on Linen 

oil painting

France, 2022


Theme : three people seated on a promontory at the top of a tree

Style : contemporary art

Format: 80 x 80 cm (5 cm thick)

Dominant colors : pink, yellow, blue


Frame and fastening system : American box made of dark anthracite MDF 

(, most commonly attached to using two screws screwed into the wall


Interpretation of the work by the artist :

For this painting, the artist  had in mind a woman who points a direction with her finger in the company of two children. The notion of learning accompanied the original image. A mother who explains life to her children by pointing to something or a future situation in the distance, outside the canvas.  The artist likes to stage characters. Here the attention of the characters is off canvas. Looking for a model, she  took a photo of herself with her two children sitting on the kitchen table. Then she installed the three people on top of her favorite tree, a baobab. It takes a step back, height to have a more global view of the situation, to be able perhaps in the future to make the right decisions. The painter also wanted to paint  this staging in the light, against the light. The sun is behind the little boy. A luminous and soothing feeling emerges. 


Inspiration : the artist and his two children

Completion time : 15 hours

Incubation time between idea and realization : 14 months


Painting challenge: painting against the light. Paint the shadow dark enough to bring out the light. Quite an apprenticeship for Géraldine.


A painting, a poem   


"Living against the light"


What does it mean to “live against the light”?

Live in the shade of the sun?

Sailing in full light?

Against the grain, really?


To always thirst for life 

and tend towards infinity

Reach out, touch the invisible, 

Hope there, hidden at the end of a branch.


Go look over there, children 

but stay present in the moment

You will see as you grow.

Outside the web, it's good.


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  • Certificate of authenticity

    Each painting is delivered with an authentication certificate attesting to its origin.

  • Material quality

    Canvases on frames are framed by an American box in solid anthracite MDF. They are designed by a framer in Mulhouse. Professional quality oil paints (Van Gogh, Sennelier, Rembrandt, etc.) are used as well as a varnish protecting against UV rays.

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