in Paris in 1951, Hervé Nodé-Langlois moved
to Venelles, near Aix-en-Provence, in 1987.
His degree in management from Paris IX Dauphine and a successful
career spent exporting wine entailed travel and the discovery
of lands, landscapes, and seascapes sparking, fueling and uncovering
a remarkable latent talent which has become an absorbing passion.
Enrolling in a succession of schools of painting and graphic
arts beginning at the ABC School of Design in Paris, an"atelier
libre" in Tacoma, Washington State, in the United States,
and continuing at the Claude Rico-Robert studio for oil
at Boulogne Billancourt - using the Martenot method - and more
recently in short courses, stages in drawing and oils offered
by the Association of Indendent Artists of Aix-en-Provence. En
2006 he joins the Marchutz school of painting in order to reseach
and expand his oil painting method.
Certain oils are painted on a raised frame allowing the
visible edge of the canvas to harmonize with the frame support.
Recently he has experimented with the wide canvas creating panoramic
views specifically suited to his lands and seascapes.
present he divides his time between his studio in Venelles-le-Haut
and painting outdoors, on the motif : principally the Provence and
Brittany countryside, the West Indies. vineyards, country houses
and estates, rivers, seascapes, portraits, still lifes and even
reproductions of celebrated canvases painted by Cezanne, Van Gogh,
Derain, Matisse, and Marquet ....... an impressively eclectic and
versatile oeuvre d'art.
a divided self than Faust whose ach! expressed the suffering
of his two souls lodged uncomfortably within his single breast,
Hervé Nodé-Langlois celebrates their reciprocal complementarity.
His palette bespeaks both his love of nature and the visual world
and his good fortune in the profession that has carried him into
regions exotic and beautiful.. Unsurprisingly, his artistic talent
has been exploited by his prestigious "employers" including
Xavier - Louis Vuitton, Font Alba - Côtes du Ventoux Domain,
and his art work is displayed in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and at
the Château de Pourcieux in Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume.