28 December 2007
The Lazaret-Ollandini museum in Ajaccio is celebrating the work of the Corsican painter Lucien Peri. He is renowned for his paintings of landscapes from diverse regions of France but also of Corsica's nature, which he loved more than anything.
Peri has known success in France but also worldwide and was a member of the prestigious Societe Nationale des Beaux-arts. The museum has chosen to place the emphasis on Corsica through the eyes of the painter.
The collection shows the originality of the painter's technique and its evolution through time. Corsica's landscapes are magnified and reveal the feeling of transparency and clarity obtained by the delicate and quick movements of the painter, who was aiming to create a feeling of pure beauty.
Lucien Peri is also known for the way he mastered light in a painting, especially the purples and blues of Corsica's evening sky.
Along with the exposition, a catalogue has been edited presenting parts of his life and different aspects of his personality people can feel through his paintings.
La Corse de Lucien Peri, peintre paysagiste de l'ecole d'Ajaccio runs from December 7th until February 2nd 2008 at the Lazaret-Ollandini museum in Ajaccio.