Created inside the Church of Sainte-Madeleine in Châtelaillon-Plage, a French town overlooking the sea, artist Amaury Dubois‘ latest work has earned the title of one of the largest frescoes ever painted inside a French church.
The work, set in a context of restoration of the entire building, was created ad hoc to respect the spiritual dimension of the Church, but also to reflect the maritime and solar soul of the particular location.
Dubois’ subjects, in fact, are symbols that can be linked to both realities, the bewitching waves of the sea that characterize the ceiling are full of fish bones, reminiscent of the ocean, but also one of the symbols of Christianity.
The colours used by the artist to represent nature are warm and the light that penetrates the stained glass windows seems to bring to life all the elements he made with precision and great attention to detail.
Dubois completed the work in just two months, despite the fact that he decided to do this alone, completely by hand and with only 5 brushes, succeeding in managing to achieve the goal of creating a mural that seems to take life at every step.