The young ladies of the forest

Oil Painting - 81 X 100 cm- 2019; private collection

The work is inhabited by a deep desire for purity and poetry.

Two young girls with long, immaculate dresses, obviously binoculars, face us in a wooded setting where they live among deer.

This supernatural universe appears to us as surreptitiously released from the mist.

Perhaps the time of a dream, have we joined the Arthurian legend of the heart of the forest of Brocéliande?

We would then be in the presence of a twin incarnation of Viviane or perhaps imaginary girls of Merlin and the Lady of the Lake, guardians of the arts and letters (the one who holds an open book on her lap) and protectresses of the hosts of these woods (the one with his hand on the neck of the stag).

This painting takes up the theme of magical realism that the artist particularly likes.

The young ladies of the forest