Harbours and coastlines

After rugged coastlines and mussel beds, the harbour of La Rochelle was one of the painter’s favourite subjects by the end of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s. Painted time and time again from different angles, a rhythm emerges through the vertical lines of masts and sails, and their incessant play on light. The scene produced almost 200 paintings.

Instinctively I’m swayed by shades of blue… I often left blue off my palette to force myself to look somewhere else.

Jean Chevolleau

Le port de la Meule

Le port de la Meule – 1985 – Transparence à l’île d’Yeu (81X100)

1985 – Transparence à l’île d’Yeu (81X100)

Le chenal rouge

Le chenal rouge – 1993 – l’Epoids (50X65)

1993 – l’Epoids (50X65)

La Rochelle

La Rochelle – 1986 (27X22)

1986 (27X22)

La balise à mer basse

La balise à mer basse – 1994 – Anse de l’Aiguillon (54X73)

1994 – Anse de l’Aiguillon (54X73)