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The Cycling Art of Carole Perret

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As cycling art continues to bristle us, we pride ourselves for featuring what’s become almost a weekly vernisage of glorious two-wheeled inspired artwork.

The latest comes from Swiss artist Carole Perret, who’s work carries forth a striking interpretation of Primitivism – with a particular fascination with nuns.  

Perret was born in 1951 in Bern, Switzerland. 

Under the tutelage of a “master”, she learned the old-world technique of painting on wood called Tempera. This almost-forgotten technique was used in the era of Quattrocento, before oil painting had been invented.

Today, Tempera is barely a medium any more, mainly because it requires tremendous technique and meticulous preparation.

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Perret paintings are often categorized within the family of Naïve art (or as we said Primitivism), attended with reoccurring surrealist figures.  

Here, bicycles and nuns are presented within a magical, childlike universe of impertinence, yet nothing ever crosses the line

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Over the decades, Perret’s work has been shown in galleries throughout Europe, with privately owned collections finding their way as far as the USA, Brazil, Japan, the Middle-East and more.

Magnifique!

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Carole Perret

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