A World of Myths and LegendsA World of Myths and Legends

"A key element in the way I approach my work is to project myths and legends, borne out of the history of mankind, for today’s world and for the future.

Nordic and Germanic legends : they are a source of endless inspiration for me, because this legendary and mysterious past is endowed with great significance, boundless scope and an eternal, universal message for men of all times, as they grapple with the enigma of the origin of the universe and with the mysteries of life, love and death. all these issues being so closely related to man’s well-being.

Myths are a cornerstone of civilization and human research. They should not be seen as pointless nonsensical stories but as the expression of a living reality, hidden under a protective veil. Myths bring about high-mindedness, because, through their message, man is reminded that he can go far beyond his limits and that, through his creative thinking, he can rise to the level of the gods. It is left to each one of us to determine our own approach in this all-important undertaking.

Orpheus

Orpheus

Triomphe d'Icare

Triumph of Icarus

Tristan et Iseut Roy Jaeggi peinture

Tristan and Isolde

This theme is a major issue in my work. My scenic paintings inspired by Wagnerian operas best exemplify this interest.

Thus, the legend of “Tristan and Isolde” introduced the notion of absolute love, in whose name anything can be done. This legend elevates feelings to the level of an irrational and mystical union.

We thus enter this mystical world of myths and legends, represented through geometric figuration, either universal or personal (e.g.organ), and it will pervade the self in its entirety by first suggesting, and then by arousing a state of awakening.

The painting entitled “The Triumph of Icarus” bears witness to man’s desire to go ever further, despite the risk of having to face of the fact that he is a mere mortal Does this painting not remain timelessly topical ?

In this group of works, one can also feel the beneficent breath of romanticism whose heyday in the 19th century seems to us both so familiar and so current.”

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