Septembre 18th 1988
AFFICHES DE NORMANDIE
Notre Dame de Bondeville
May 26 th 1994
August 29th 2001
August 30th 2001
Various press articles
Water, this only word
could characterize this painter as well for the used technique,
the watercolour, as for his inspiration’s subjects,
the one which does not come from our soul but from an external
principle which influences and dominates us. For Le Noir,
it’s water, which flows from Venice to Brittany to
the sacred river of Benares, the Gange.
Aesthetic shock at the sight of this scenery
which is not marked by the power of the oil paintings but
full of a sensitivity which gives you moments of plenitude.
But let us leave the last word to his admirers.
From Brittany to the Gange in delicate
tints, a whole work full of light.
André LE NOIR, an exemplary
purity of the drawing, a remarkable sense of the appropriate
colour are associated with a perfect technique to which
the sensitivity of the artist staging his features with
elegance and serenity adds a plus.
Some effects of his watercolours are striking
in their peculiar atmosphere, be it a fine depiction achieved
in a few brushstrokes or spectacular arrangements.
André Ruellan, art
Andre Le Noir guest
of honour of the 9th paintings Exhibition.
The paintings exhibition has now become
a well anchored tradition in the bondevillaise city life
for as each year since 1989, the paintings amateurs may
come and contemplate during two days the various works of
a great number of painters from the area. In a way it’s
the spring artists meeting place.
This year, the cultural affairs committee,
whose chairman is Jacques Calvet, deputy mayor, has selected
as the guest of honour of this 9th exhibition, Andre Le
Noir, watercolour and portrait painter, who will be surrounded
by more than thirty other painters, among whom eleven local
Andre Le Noir, born in Paris, entered at
the age of 19 the Rouen Fine Arts school, section architecture,
then joins, in 1979, the houppevillaise painters association
with whom he participates to several exhibitions ; in 1983
, he displays his watercolours at the 87 art gallery, then
he exhibits in Rouen, but also in Barentin, Deauville, London,
Clères, etc…On many occasions, he was awarded
a prize at the norman independent artists exhibition and
the last prize he obtained was the watercolours distinction
at the independants Rouen exhibition, last january.
Jean-Pierre Emo, deputy mayor in charge of the exhibit
organisation, thank the various artists for their participation
(…) he also introduced formally Andre Le Noir, author
of the watercolour shown on the exhibition’s poster.
The numerous painting and sculpture amateurs had the opportunity
to appreciate the diversity of the displayed canvas and
sculptures, naïve paintings, norman landscapes, portraits,
watercolours,. A bewitching and realistic exhibition.
Saturday morning, the pupils of the Olivier Miannary elementary
school task also advantage of this exhibit. “ It’s
a positive initiative” pointed out Jean-Pierre Emo.
Andre Le Noir is not unknown. Peninsula inhabitant, he
has, among other, recently put on display some of his
paintings at the Arzon’s associations house, within
the frame of the Rhuys exhibit. Water, this only word
could characterise him: the one which flows from Venice
to Brittany, particularly in the Morbihan gulf, from the
sacred river of Gange to the harbours of Yemen , in the
red sea, from Greece and the numerous islands of aegian
sea, from Brittany to the gange, tints by tints, appears
a work full of light which illuminates his watercolours.
Originated form Rouen, the Georges Mirianon prize has
just been awarded to his “Wiew of Jibla in Yemen”
at the norman artists 2001 exhibit.
Andre Le Noir owns a noticeable technique
for watercolour displaying an exemplary purity of the drawing
and an innate sense of the colour as well as a great sensivity.
He excels in the landscapes where the water is present everywhere.
Brittany, the Morbihan golfe but also Venice where he kept
the memory of beautiful masks. Many visitors remember the
sketches he presented at the Rhuys exhibition. In his presentation,
wonderful portraits catch the attention.
|At the old Post office : 71 painters in 365 days
Andre Le Noir paints watercolours
whose precision catches immediately our attention and arouses
our admiration. He is an architect. He also travels a lot
bringing along his sketch book and running to the assult
of the greek islands, Venice, India and a at last Honfleur
in order to bring back to us works where are nested the
atmosphere of these far countries. He tries to translate
the landscape in his own way with a paint brush in hand
as a dictionary, painting Myconos, Saumur, the Sojon harbour
and many other famous and magic spots.
The watercolourists at the honour.
The Georges Mirianon prize greets sight
of Jibla in Yemen watercolour due to the talent of Andre
Le Noir in an exhibit of a general equilibrated level.
The norman artists exhibit
Several prizes awarded : the Mirianon prize
for the very touching watercolour an hindu wiseman or god’s
mad by Andre Le Noir.
Bonsecours : the growing
success of hivernales
The town prize is conferred to Andre Le
Noir from Malaunay for his Red Sea return of fishing.