A DAY in PARIS
Hythe artist, France Tetreault is obsessed with music. Her exhibition, three huge canvasses that take over the North Transept of St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, documents her reactions to three pieces of music from the A Day in Paris concerts on 8 July: Messiaen’s Dieu Parmi Nous, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Debussy’s Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune. Also in the show is a special diptych celebrating The Fading Banks of the Dee, a new composition by Royal composer, Paul Mealor. This work was written for John Frederick Hudson and Cyrill Ibrahim who will premiere it during their concert on 8 July, when the diptych will be revealed for the first time. Having lived in Paris for many years while working in the music business, France is particularly suited to visually translating the experience of these ground-breaking pieces of 20th century French music into artworks. Painting intuitively with mixed media and unusual tools, she adds even more depth and personality by collaging the actual sheet music of each piece into the paintings. These are her largest works to date.
Supported by Little Greene
Art available for purchase.
Her work is present online through: www.facebook.com/france.the.artist and on Instagram: @francetheartist