Daniel AUTHOUART |
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" New York is to the Twentieth century what Rome and Florence were to the Fifteenth century - any artist has to have been there". (Authouart)
Born near Le Havre, Normandy in 1943, Daniel Authouart has a very different perspective on the world than you or I - or does he? Having grown up in post W.W.II France, he was inundated with des choses américains. American soldiers came to France with American music, American film, American products - an entire culture. This cultural bombardment had an affect on his youth - and in later years, on his oeuvre.He is keen on paiting atmospheres which are close to those seen through the camera's objective : bars where the light filters through the shutters and where nice girls and private detectives can be seen; garages full of old Cadillacs and Harleys. Thanks to his "drive-in", he manages to express his passion for American movies.
Daniel Authouart also loves symbols. In most of his paintings, you can find Coca Cola bottles or ads for the beverage, Mickey Mouse images, private detectives looking like Humphrey Bogart, references to films, singers or rock groups.
When Authouart creates a painting, the goal is not simp ...
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