Paul-Armand Gette — Artémis et ses nymphes



Paul-Armand Gette
Artémis et ses nymphes

Past: October 21 → December 31, 2011

In conjunction with the exhibition Capturing the model. Rodin 300 drawings 1890-1917, to be held at the Musée Rodin between November 18th 2011, and February 26th 2012, a selection of about thirty drawings by Paul-Armand Gette will be presented on the first floor of the Hôtel Biron.

Since 1970, Paul-Armand Gette has developed a singular body of work, fed by a constant obsession with two themes : that of landscapes and the idea of nature and that of the study of the model. They are expressed through the feminine body and its possible metamorphoses, finding their perfect incarnation in the figure of the nymph, this nature- woman the artist liberally derives from Greek and Roman mythology. Thus, over the years, Paul-Armand Gette has constructed a hedonistic and pagan world inhabited by his favorite goddesses : Artemis, Aphrodite, and their nymphs.

« In short, whether Nymph or goddess of a superior status, both of them suit me very well and provide me with a wide variety of subjects, whether of a plastic nature or in terms of reflection, since I am in love with the nymph in every sense of the word. Divinities that haunt the most pleasant places, from the small lips of the feminine sex to the intermediary stage between larva and imago, or the most beautiful flower existing in still waters […], so dear to Claude Monet, I shall be able to associate them, and even to slide from one to the other — in short, to practice the art of the overflowing.»

Through the mythological figures of Artemis and her nymphs, this relationship to the model and to the feminine body — with which Rodin was equally absorbed — constitutes the thread of continuity of this exhibition.

07 Paris 7 Zoom in 07 Paris 7 Zoom out

77, rue de Varenne

75007 Paris

T. 01 44 18 61 10 — F. 01 44 18 61 30

Rue du Bac

Opening hours

Every day except Monday, 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Fermeture des caisses à 17h15

Admission fee

Full rate €10.00 — Concessions €7.00

Gratuit pour tous le 1er dimanche du mois — Gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans

The artist

  • Paul Armand Gette