CORPUS-ARCHIVES PART 27: THE VERDI’S TRAVIATA OPERA BACKDROP: is presenting a miscellaneous selection of photos taken by Yves Petit, during the show and the installation of Mayan Diary, an 18 Plexiglas paintings installation of 3.15 m high x 6.30 m long and presented for the backdrop of the Traviata Verdi’s opera, staged by Didier Brunel, in March 13-16 2007 at the Besançon opera theater. With Special thanks to Didier Brunel, Yves Petit, all the technicians, singers and musicians of the Besançon theater & Emmanuel Grenard (assistant for the installation)

This new video series of Corpus-Archives, realized in February 2015, aims to present to the large public a selection of about twenty still images of paintings or art works, completed at several different studios locations where Jean-Pierre Sergent lived in during his artistic career. Places like his former farm in France, his different studios in Montreal, Canada, and in Brooklyn, Chelsea and Long island City in New York, to finally show the work he is currently doing nowadays in his new studio in Besançon, East of side of France.

JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT is a French-American artist, he developed his repertory of artistic forms in the United States and continues to work and exhibit regularly in France and the rest of Europe. He recently exhibited at two solo exhibitions in major French museums: the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Mulhouse in 2011 and the Courbet Farm of Flagey in 2102. In 2013, he had two solo shows, one of large works on paper: „Sex & Rituals” at the Omnibus Gallery of Besançon, France, and the other: „Cultures-Energies”, at the Kunstpalais in Badenweiler, Germany. To learn more about Jean-Pierre Sergent’s works, please visit his webpage:, and also like his Facebook artist page:

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