Alice Martinez-Richter

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"Agadir" painted by Alice Martinez-Richter at the Museum of Narbonne

Presentation of the work by Jean Lepage Heritage Curator, Director of Museums of Narbonne and Nicole Cathala, Deputy Mayor for Culture of Narbonne
Photos J. L.

to read in "L'Ind├ępendant" of january 27, 2011
"New Orientalist installed at the Museum of Art"

[...] It might be a few months from retirement, Jean Lepage does not relax. In terms of enthusiasm, verve and passion, the curator of the Museum of Narbonne has yet to spare: he demonstrated yesterday on the occasion of the presentation of new Orientalist works acquired in 2010. Four interesting creations in many ways.

The first canvas, signed Alice Martinez-Richter called Agadir, the earth shook. "It was conducted in 1960, " says Jean Lepage. "This corresponds to the limit
of Orientalism, which ended in 1962. Above all, it is one of very few works dealing with this current of a specific event. Traditionally, Orientalism seeks to please rather through the escape! Here, Alice Martinez-Richter evokes instead the terrible earthquake in Agadir in 1963: 13,000 people had lost their lives.

Equally exceptional is the acquisition by the Museum of Narbonne and a gouache painting by Henri Clamens. [...]

L'Independant, 27/01/2011


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