Like a Monet
"Like a Monet" is a travel diary made along the roads of Brittany and Normandy, France.
The path of this story does not follow space / time dynamics but is traced by color, a key element just like in the palette of the painter Monet, who lived in these places and where he created some of his works.
The narration is made through diptychs. Each diptych wants to be a story in itself but at the same time to contribute to the story of the journey and to the discovery of these territories furrowed by recent history as few in Europe but gentle, refined and deeply linked to their traditions.
About 2000 km I traveled in the summer of 2019 from Giverny, a small town in souther Normandy and the place where Claude Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926, up to Carnac in western Brittany.
The sequence opens and ends with two tributes. In the opening diptych, the tribute to Monet and to all Impressionism a pictorial current that I deeply love. In the closing diptych, the tribute is instead to Robert Capa and his famous "move" photo of the DDay of 6 June 1944.
In the middle we play with the color of these territories and use it to tell them, without any space / time dynamics but following the same color wheel from yellow-green to green and using many of the colors that we find in Monet's paintings and that I sampled for the creation of the sequence.
The work is unpublished and completed in July 2020.