Celeste Schexnaydre, MA, ATR-BC, presents “An Art Therapist’s Deep Dive into Guy de Montlaur’s PostWorld War II Paintings”
Join board-certified art therapist and psychotherapist Celeste Schexnaydre for a sensitive exploration and deeper understanding of the paintings inside special exhibit In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy de Montlaur. Schexnaydre will discuss Montlaur’s work and how art was used as an outlet to relieve mental and emotional trauma caused by wartime experiences.
The special exhibit In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy de Montlaur, on view in The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery through October 20, 2019, examines the life and work of a French fine-art painter who fought Nazis on several battlegrounds, surviving hand-to-hand combat as a member of the French army at the onset of World War II then the perils of Sword Beach with the Free French Commandos on June 6, 1944. Guy de Montlaur, who suffered multiple wounds in combat that he carried for the rest of his life, channeled his wartime experiences into art, creating vivid abstract paintings until his death at age 58 in 1977.
Lunchbox Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.