in 2014 french artist julien de casabianca launched outings project, on a mission to bring paintings from museum walls and into the streets. since then he has been invited by museums around the world to do just that and, his latest installation seeing a seven-story mural of a melancholic girl taken from william-adolphe bouguereau’s 1886 neoclassical painting ‘au pied de la falaise‘. 

neoclassical girl graces seven-story building in monumental painting by julien de casabianca

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the painting has been taken from the memphis brooks museum of art who invited the artist to present a monumental installation alongside an exhibition and workshop. like de casabianca‘s previous interventions the subject has been given a new home, wheat-pasted onto the facade of an abandoned structure within the institution’s grounds. 

neoclassical girl graces seven-story building in monumental painting by julien de casabianca

 

 

the work is part of brooks outside, a recent curatorial program that will see the artist install three large murals. since starting the project de casabianca has also worked with the cummer museum in jacksonville (USA), the memphis brooks museum of art (USA), the geneva museum of art (switzerland), the ixelles-brussels museum, and reference festivals as nuart. you can see de casabianca’s new work at 62 E.H. crump blvd through november 2018.

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