Visual arts



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Aristotle considered imitation to be a natural tendency, a means of acquiring knowledge and a source of pleasure. This conception of art connected the commitment specifically to mimesis to the process of thought, enabled us to positively understand what Plato depreciated by judging that mimesis was a falsification. Following Aristotle and motivated by a concern for similarity, the transfer in an artistic form as specific as high-warp tapestry and aiming for precision in interpretation transforms the very nature of the woven surface as well as the subject treated from the previously image proposal.

The work of Marcel Marois is rooted in this conception of art. Imitation is diverted from its reference to show a reality that exists only in the final work and which aesthetically depends on the means chosen for its achievement. It is a landscape that appears in the uniting of different points of view thus giving to the visual journey an aesthetic experience that does not exist in nature but drawing inspiration from it.

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