Eliora Bousquet is a professional French Painter, born in 1970. She started painting at the age of 7 and has specialized through the years in abstract atmospherism, lyrical and expressionist abstraction.
Strangely, it is the french - and later english - romantic poetry, which drove her to drawing and painting and to her passion for colours. Charles Baudelaire, Théodore de Banville, Alphonse de Lamartine, Victor Hugo, William Blake, John Keats,…. Indeed, the symbolic association of words and colours in their clever use of metaphors, circumlocutions and other surrealistic images, fascinated her. At first, inspiration drawn from such expressions drove her to write poetry. Then, combined with music – mainly classical and jazz - it went on to feed her imagination, and convinced her that painting, which allows the use of the widest possible choice of colours and shades, is not only an art form, but beyond this a language in itself, stemming from the musicality of the world, with its own rhythm and tempo and movement, associating shapes and colours to form a harmonious ensemble. Granted, a language without a voice, but unencumbered by the limitations of that voice – an art form which allows complete freedom of expression…
Email : eliora@e‐bousquet.com