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A glimpse into Fehr's interiors

Marc-Antoine Fehr's "The Letter".

(Galerie Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie, Genève)

Interior scenes dominate the work of Marc-Antoine Fehr, the grandson of the noted canton Vaud painter, Charles Clément. Fifty of Fehr's oils and gouaches on paper are being exhibited at the Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie gallery in Geneva.

Many of Fehr's work feature a mysterious woman called Ruth, who appears as a serene and meditative figure. Others depict sequences from an imaginary story - like "The Adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym".

The details of the paintings are often cloaked in semi-darkness - in one a family is depicted, another simply contains the shadows of a piece of furniture.

Fehr's works are enhanced by superb chromatic effects, with his use of aqua greens, browns and creamy whites.

The names of the paintings - such as "Nights and Dreams", "Inner Life" and "The Sleeping Room" - reveal why Fehr's work has been described as a veiled reflection of inner anguish and a troubled spirit.

The exhibition runs until February 10.


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