MICKAEL DOUCET

“No one enters here unless he is a geometer” would have engraved Platon on the pediment of his Athenian Academy to establish the primacy of the ideal abstraction (geometric) on vulgar, chaotic, mortal thought. Now, looking through the large windows painted by Mickael Doucet, we do not necessarily see the world in the same way.

The interiors painted by Mickaël Doucet are, by a strange “mise en abîme”, themselves a sort of “place of art and contemplation” …

It ‘s a complete painting because, in addition to being metaphysical, it ‘s also fundamentally decorative.

The vanities of Mickaël Doucet, from Oriental inspiration, seek to blend not in divine transcendence (“vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas” said Ecclesiastes), but in immanence, in other words, in the landscape. Because the pictorial architecture of Mickaël Doucet is also, especially perhaps, a very landscape painting.

Humans are not absent from the paintings of Mickaël Doucet, far from it.

What must be understood is that a landscape is an extremely complex and subjective artistic object. The resorts of Mickaël Doucet, peaceful and open, remind us that the landscape is not a decor.

In front of the paintings of Mickaël Doucet, the spectator does not look at a panorama through large windows; like a shao huo, he is disintegrated. Sublime. His fragrance freely haunts the scene and contemplates one last time the world of men before melting, in peace, in the landscape.

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