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Winshluss - Lunch under the grass

from January 15 to March 1, 2015 - Vitrine 7 place du Parlement, Bordeaux

Winshluss offers for the window in Parliament Square, a vitriolic parody of Déjeuner surherbe , a famous painting by Edouard Manet. Produced in 1863, the canvas caused a scandal at the time, both for its style and its craftsmanship, breaking with academic codes, and for the casualness of the naked woman sitting impudently between two dressed men.

With Lunch on the Grass , Edouard Manet claimed the modern heritage of the masters of the Renaissance. In turn, Pablo Picasso, Alain Jacquet, and even Rip Hopkins paid tribute to this painting anchored in the history of Western art.

What could be more natural for Winshluss than to take again the composition of Manet, with all the peculiarities specific to his universe. Macabre and grating humor, amusing or uplifting parody, none of the characters emerge unscathed from this game of incendiary massacre. In a post-apocalyptic landscape, creatures emerge, like this bather transformed into a swamp monster. Extremophile or panchronic species swarm, feed on a ruined world. Exacerbated representation of the primitive aspects of the human species, stripped of all the codes of civilization used to restrict and control impulses, the zombies languish and now reign supreme.

Between pure satire and transgressive intention, this aesthetic explosion, dynamited by Winshluss's expressionist trait, is so extreme that it becomes hilarious. Thanks to a comic-macabre staging of death, the decrepitude of the body and social chaos, Winshluss deconditioned the offended, tames our fears, and allows us to laugh at them.

- Winshluss, alias Vincent Paronnaud, is an artist with an atypical and prolific career. Cartoonist, sculptor, visual artist, musician and director, he multiplies projects and collaborations. His Pinocchio album was praised in 2008 at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. The animated film Persépolis, co-directed with Marjane Satrapi, received in 2007 the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Already present in the Toy Comix exhibition in 2007 with the Association Ferraille, in 2013 he offered the exhibition “A wonderful world” in the Toys gallery of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris . -

Work produced by Zébra3 and produced in its workshops.

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