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Jean Delpech  always showed a particular attention to humans: through his portraits, drawings and paintings of men and women in their daily lives, children playing …

He feels great sympathy for the “little people”. He has represented the most miserable: soldiers who become canon fodder, the disinherited, beggars, street vendors, farmers. Sometimes it borders on “socialist realism” but his paintings are not works of propaganda extolling the joy of work, but rather, he was sensitive to the beauty of bodies at work and to the peaceful dignity given off  by people absorbed in their activities. 

These scenes, for somebody having experienced war and destructions linked to it, have a strong positive connotation. He also created other images of a peaceful “earthly paradise” filled with couples, naked, abandoning themselves to the tranquility of nature.





Vie quotidienne

Daily life