Ernest Guy

Floréal by Porrentruy-born artist Ernest Guy offers a space of freedom and fantasy. This 1918 painting is surprising for its monumental size and color palette, which lend the scene an enchanting, fairy-tale atmosphere. Androgynous figures holding a book sing, while others dance and play music. These evanescent figures float in space, reminiscent of angels or supernatural apparitions. The composition evokes a dreamlike, poetic universe where the imagination can roam freely. Guy’s work is a call to daydreaming, a celebration of beauty and lightness that offers a haven of peace for the mind.

Oil on canvas, inv. 1568