Sean Scully, Doric

MACM - Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

12 July - 29 September 2013


Pastel on paper
57 x 76.5 cm / 22.4 x 30.1” 



Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins is pleased to announce Sean Scully: Doric, the fourth stage in this monumental travelling exhibition which began last year in Benaki Museum, Athens. The exhibition opens from 12 July until 29 September.


‘DORIC’ has developed from Scully's experiences of Greek temples, their natural setting, and a fascination with the principles of the Doric order of architecture; as well as Mayan temples in Mexico. A recent artistic current is visible in the present exhibition. This derives from the natural colours that surround his studio in the Bavarian countryside. Essentially, the paintings here “are informed by forces outside the studio that represent the sensations of landscape superimposed onto timeless architectural form.”

The exhibition is installed on the ground floor of the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins. The unique concept of this museum that juxtaposes antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome with neo-classical, modern and contemporary art is a perfect environment for these abstract works classically inspired.

Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins website