Jean-Paul Delhumeau or Denis MOROG (born in 1921 in Neuilly-sur-Seine - 2003 Auxerre) is a French painter, drawer, sculptor and contemporary mixed-media artist.
Morog lived in les Tourelles de Thun for several years. His bas-reliefs have been incorporated to the walls of the guest house living room.
Some of his paintings made between 1955 and 1965 as well as his copper can be displayed upon request made to your hosts.
L'INSA in Villeurbanne (1970)
Some of Morogs bas-reliefs were integrated to the architecture of the university campus of Villeurbanne (designed by architect Jacques Perrin Fayolle), which was inaugurated in 1957.
The building Darwin D was granted a bas-relief signed Morog which represent the evolution of the living world. It can be seen here: Morog's INSA Bas Reliefs
State Library Part-Dieu in Lyon (1972)
The library of the city area Part-Dieu, centrol pole of Lyons library network inaugurated in 1972, was the largest state library in France and was decorated with a gorgeous mural made by the artist Morog.
A LOVE FOR CONCRETE MATERIAL
Morog had a strong interest for concrete and was passionate about exploring the despised material's potential for expression whilst still perfectly integrating the concrete-based art piece to the building and the urban environment.
"Concrete, subject of many dissertations is the most important element of most constructions. Docile, it can adopt any shape and participate in the most challenging realisations. Considerate progress has been made with regards to what you can do with it. Innovative material, it responds to any challenge: one can think "concrete and colour", one can also think "light concrete", "heavy concrete", "concrete as a piece of art", "polished concrete", "rough concrete". Beautiful concrete exists."Denis Morog in Le Beau Beton.
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