Calendar Pages -- A Siam Society Lecture - LAOS Through the Eyes of the Extraordinary Marc Leguay
May 14th, 2014
A Siam Society Lecture - LAOS Through the Eyes of the Extraordinary Marc Leguay
A S I A M S O C I E T Y L E C T U R E
Through the Eyes of the Extraordinary Marc Leguay
A Talk by Francis Benteux
French painter Marc Leguay (1910-2001) stopped in Laos at the age of 27. He was not the first nor the sole one, but the only one who spent the rest of his life there. In Laos his abilities to express opened up in aid of setting the aesthetics of that country and its inhabitants, like Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) in Polynesia and Jean Le Mayeur (1880-1958) in Bali before him.
French writer and tea connoisseur Mr.Francis Benteux has followed in Marc Leguay’s footsteps since 1998. He has had three exhibitions of his work. His essay Marc Leguay, le peintre du Laos [Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose, 2001 (1st edition), L’Amateur, 2009 (2nd edition)],the first monograph on the painter, brought him to Singapore last year.
DATE: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: The Siam Society, 131 Asoke Montri Rd, Sukhumvit 21
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