The very beautiful Church des Célestins is the setting for the paintings produced specifically for this and other ancient sites by Guillaume Bresson. Composed from elements in the immediate environment but also from different sources that he recomposes on the support, his work is, beneath its seemingly naturalist innocence, primarily fictional. Following the long period of deconstruction of the medium during modernity, then its reconstruction in post-modernity, painting is in the process of reinventing itself and finding new directions to develop its future – its “next thing”: painting in which the run-of-the-mill and the exceptional, the vulgar and sublime, the ordinary and the erudite are all equally considered. That is why the canvases of Guillaume Bresson tell strange stories that lie within our immediate understanding and are yet also removed from it. They may depict two

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