Isle sur la Sorgue Tourisme is proud to present you the object of the month. Discover one of the paintings in the series “Homage to L'Isle” by Olivier Talon.
Every month, we take you to the heart of antique dealers and artists in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in search of authentic objects and works of art.
The painting presented this month represents a dawn wheel, a strong symbol of the city of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
The Sorgue, a source of wealth, is the subject of multiple operations: irrigation, fishing, use by industries thanks to the hydraulic energy it generates to turn the mills. Very early on, the driving force of water was used to drive machines. Real must-sees in the city, the paddle wheels then become witnesses of the industrial past of the Sorgues.
Very attached to Provence, Olivier Talon is busy representing, in a style of his own, elements of the region that are dear to him. This series of bladed wheels, made with a knife and brush, is for him a new way of playing with the technicality of geometry, perspectives and shapes.
After studying art history in Lyon, Olivier Talon decided to turn his attention to anatomy, which is how his attraction to the representation of bodies and faces in these works was born. He arrived in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in 2011 where he set up his studio there. It is in this small space of 7 square meters located in the heart of the city and in an intimate atmosphere that these creations come to life.
Find out more about the artist.
The canvases in this series are only available in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue or by contacting the artist directly. You can come and admire his works from Friday to Monday at the Nouvel VAG showroom of the Antiquaires de la Gare, 2 Avenue de l'Égalité.