Exhibition of Brother Eric’s paintings

The Quest for Light

This exhibition, "The Quest for Light", brings together 26 works by Brother Eric of Taizé (1925-2007), mainly paintings, watercolors on paper and a few icons. There are Burgundian landscapes, as well as monochromes that date back mainly to his New York period (1978-1986), when he lived with several brothers in the fraternity in the (then) notorious Hell’s Kitchen district near Times Square. Various works on biblical themes will also be on display.

Brother Eric was born in Geneva, the son of Jean de Saussure, a pastor who was a friend and supporter of the community from its very beginnings. He later led art therapy sessions at the Cery psychiatric hospital near Lausanne (1986-1991). But Lausanne had been the place where his artistic vocation was born long ago. These two exhibitions, first in Geneva and then in Lausanne, are therefore presented in places that were important to Brother Eric.

Informations pratiques

  • At the Saint-Gervais Church in Geneva from March 8 to 15. Free admission. Opening on Friday, March 8, 2024 from 7:30 pm, with the musical participation of Les Vocalistes Romands (dir. Renaud Bouvier; works by Bruckner and Kalinnikov) and Diego Innocenzi (organ; works by Arvo Pärt).
  • At Lausanne Cathedral from March 21 to April 21. Free admission. Opening on Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 7:00 pm, with the participation of the Vocalistes Romands (same works as in Geneva).

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