The art of Michel Henricot


Voyageur IV (1995).

Born in Paris in 1941, he confesses to being largely “…self-taught. I was always at the Louvre, staring like crazy at the pictures there, fascinated by ‘how it’s done’.” … (Leonor) Fini’s works from the 60s influenced, to a degree, the young Henricot. Depicted in a hieratic style with underlying geometrical forms, her graceful elongated figures seem to exist in timeless spaces that are dark and densely atmospheric. Henricot’s earliest figures also have this graceful quality, but were more stylized and cybernetic, with ergonomic designs on their metallic skins. Sometimes they remained mere torsos, lacking hands to grasp or feet to stand. (More.)


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Peinture Visionnaire: Michel Henricot at ArtsLivres
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8 thoughts on “The art of Michel Henricot”

  1. Funny, before I read the article I did think that this first painting had a Fini feel to it. I love that dragonfly-like skeleton.

  2. Yes, Fuchs and the aforementioned De Es seem to have launched a sub-genre of mineral transmutation.

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