Manon Blet is a French painter. She uses oil paint to evoke her daily life with affection. The familiar people and objects that she strives to represent allow her to talk about subjects that are close to her heart: women, nature, feelings, pain too. Sweetness and sensuality emerge from his works, whatever the subject, sometimes to soothe the message.
Her latest exhibition "La plus belle", Halle des Chartrons, Bordeaux, France, deals with the origins of sexist and misogynist stereotypes from the ancient writings of Greek mythology. She thus demonstrates to what extent the alleged inferiority of women was posed, from these literary beginnings, insidiously shaping a perception of femininity of which many negative characteristics are still present in our collective unconscious.
She wants to enjoy a certain freedom in order to be able to use different techniques without being locked into a particular color palette or medium. She likes to refer to certain pictorial masterpieces such as Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", paintings of mythological scenes, chiaroscuro or even sometimes portraits and austere still lifes from the Middle Ages in their bringing modernity in composition, colors and message.