Oil on canvas
Few artists achieve renown and recognition in their lifetime.
Martine Martine is a painter, draftsman, sculpture, ceramic
artist who refuses to choose any one discipline, but rather
makes the most of the complementarity of them all.
Born in Troyes, where her father was an informed collector,
she inherited his fascination for art. Forced to flee the
Nazi oppression, the family took refuge in Valencay, the artistic
ground zero of occupied France, then, during the Liberation,
Martine Martine moved to Bréviandes, to a vast family
home, where she was privileged to meet with Derain, Martinot,
Dunoyer de Segonzac and many others.
She then moved to Paris, from Académie Julian to La
Grande Chaumière. She met Léon there, and they
are still together. Since her first exhibition in 1956 on
rue de Seine, where her canvas "Bouquet in a studio"
was purchased by the Albi Museum, she has constantly enjoyed
success in her work.
In her enormous studio, every morning, Martine Martine puts
on her mythical white coat and lets herself go in her eloquent,
sacrificial, syncopated images with multitudes of blues, carmines,
browns and greens, a vibrant primal cry.
She loves to state that "I am no longer a painter of
happiness but a painter of my time, translating melancholy
and distress, while allowing tomorrow's hopes to filter through".
Site web http://www.martinemartine.com