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Happy 20th Anniversary The Matador ! Part 3: All versions 1993-2013

I’m not used to paint several versions of a painting as I have so many ideas for new subjects and not enough time…
Despite some businessmen asking me to make a serie on the subject with the different passes of the bullfighting… I’d prefer working on a new idea. There is one Corrida, that’s it. (see previous post about the original painting).
When I have been planning to organize my 20th anniversary restropective with a large amount of paintings, I thought of making a large size painting. But it’s not, had never been, and will never be, the way I’m working. When I get an instant idea and I see it in my head, I know which size it will be.
Instead of looking what to do,  I decided to redo the Matador in a huge size.

Corrida Grande – acrylic paints on canvas by Pascal Lecocq, The Painter of Blue ®, 360x300cm , 142″x118″, lec453, 1995, public.coll.Nausicaa, Centre de la Mer, Boulogne sur Mer, France. © www.pascal-lecocq.com.

Published  in Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-marine Programme (France, 1997), Nice-Matin (France, 1997), Dykking (Norway, 1999), Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-marine Programme (France, 1999), Diving Club (Russia, 2000).

Then, when the edition of 3000 prints came to an end, and while I was starting to publish numbers of multiples of my paintings (giclees on paper, canvas or tiles), I needed a great picture of the original painting to proceed with. But I was in the USA, the original was in Paris and all the transparencies I had, not good enough to print.
I decided to redo The Matador for myself, not for sale, in a larger size than the original.
“Corrida III”, oil on canvas 48″x40″ was completed in 2006 and been published in different sizes and supports. It was the artwork shown at the Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale for the Shark Exhibition May 2012-Jan 2013.

Corrida III -The Matador III-,  oil on canvas by Pascal Lecocq, The Painter of Blue ®, 122×102 cm, 48″x40″, 2006, lec725, artist coll. ©www.pascal-lecocq.com.
Published in  Northwest Dive News (cover, USA, 2007), Diving Almanac Yearbook (Canada, 2007), Diving Almanac book of Records (Canada, 2010), Web Plongee (France, 2010), Dive News Wire (USA, 2010), Dive News Wire (USA, 2010), X-Ray Mag (Denmark, 2010), Chefs-d’oeuvre / Masterpieces by Pascal Lecocq (USA, 2011), Shark ! a visual story (USA, 2012), Travelhost magazine(USA, 2012), Padi (USA, 2013).
An other opportunity I jumped at was the underwater exhibition in a quarry in Québec in 2010. During the 1st exhibition of AQUART 2010, in the workshop of the Aquartistes, five huge half-spheres of 4 feet by 8, were painted by the artists under the eyes and sometimes with the collective complicity of the public. I realized a new version of  my “Matador”. The half-spheres are immersed in the Flintkote Quarry , added to the permanent works which AQUART leaves at the bottom of water every year since 2008. The short notice and short session allowed me to choose again the Matador, which I painted with acrylic paints – not my favorite medium, but considering the timing (Aug 6-7-8, 2010)  and the location of the artwork….-.

       

Corrida Aquart, acrylic on fiberglass by Pascal Lecocq, The Painter of Blue ®, half sphere 122x244cm, 4″x8″, 2010, lec814, public coll.  Thetfort Mines, Québec ©www.pascal-lecocq.com.
Published in  Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-marine Programme (France, 2010), Divosea (France, 2010), En Profondeur (Québec, 2011), InVertum (Russia,2011).

            

I made also a Corrida alike watercolors painting for the 10th anniversary of the Yam Magazine (Israel, 1998):

Corridyam, watercolors on paper  by Pascal Lecocq, The Painter of Blue ®, 20.4 x 31cm, 8″x12″, Lec490a, 1997, priv.coll. Raamana, Israel. © www.pascal-lecocq.com

Published in Yam (Israel, 1998).

For promoting the first Uzzi towel, I repainted the Matador on the windows of the Uzzi stores…

On Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Feb 2001

     

On John Ringling Circle, Sarasota, Florida, Feb, 2001

On Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, dec 2001

               

I even made a body painting of it, Feb 2001.

 

The full serie of the Sketchbook Projects by the Art-House co-op and Brooklyn Art Library I’m still working on,  bears a drawing logo of the Corrida page one of each volume.

And the fun part now: I put the Corrida inside other paintings.

…in the next posts.

 

 

 

 

 

Nausicaa, Boulogne/mer

BOULOGNE (France), FESTIVAL DES IMAGES DE MER, FESTIVAL OF SEA IMAGERY
.April 17-21, Nausicaa

Original oil paintings by the painter of the blue who signs prints and book in different places inside the Aquarium during the Festival.

Exhibition in Tropical Lagoon
Under the palm treeshttp://www.pascal-lecocq.com.

Nausicaa's beachhttp://www.pascal-lecocq.com. Exhibition and signature, photo by C.Petron
With Daniel Mercier, President of the Underwater Picture World Festival, photo by C.Petron)Performance by Bernard Abeille during the exhibition

 

April-12-16: Boulogne: Nausicaa

Festival des Images de Mer,,
Underwater Film Festival,
Nausicaa, Boulogne sur Mer, April 12-16,
with a special signature with the artist these days.
NAUSICAA, CENTRE DE LA MER,
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve,
F 62203 BOULOGNE SUR MER
phone:+33 3 21 30 99 99

 

Apr-Jun : Boulogne

NAUSICAA,
Festival des Images de Mer, Underwater Film Festival,
April 20th to 24th, extended to June, 12th,
with a special signature with the artist these days.

Nausicaa, Boulogne, Pascal with Jacques Vandemalle, show manager

Exhibition inside Nausicaa, the room of wrecks
Pascal's show in Festival dse Images de mer

 

Festival de l’image de mer, Nausicaa, program


Festival de l’image de mer, Nausicaa, program, pp10-11 – France 



Pascal Lecocq peint des hommes grenouilles toujours placés dans des situations particulières.
Pascal Lecocq paints frogmen set in unlifely surroundings.

 

 

 

April 12-14 BOULOGNE/MER: Nausicaa

NAUSICAA,
Festival des Images de Mer, Underwater Film Festival
With a slide show by Jacques Desprez: “C’etait quoi ?” based on Pascal’s paintings with live music by Bernard Abeille. And with American UW photographer Brad Doane.
Nausicaa, Boulogne, Pascal with US photographer Brad Doane

 
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