Cuisset, Roucherolles-en-Bray

Thibaut CUISSET (1958), Roucherolles-en-Bray, 2006-2009, , 92 x 125 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Thibault Cuisset
Thibaut CUISSET (1958), Roucherolles-en-Bray, 2006-2009, , 92 x 125 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Thibault Cuisset
Thibaut CUISSET (1958), Roucherolles-en-Bray, 2006-2009, , 92 x 125 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Thibault Cuisset
Thibaut CUISSET (1958), Roucherolles-en-Bray, 2006-2009, , 92 x 125 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Thibault Cuisset
In 2008–2009, an initiative of the Pôle Images Haute-Normandie brought photographer Thibaut Cuisset to work in the Pays de Bray region. He immersed himself in this rural landscape as he endeavoured to capture and decipher its features. Various stays enabled him to highlight the transformations at play in the landscape through light, colour and cultivation. The diptych D 1 Roncherolles-en-Bray is a prime, impressive example. Thibaut Cuisset took two photographs of the same field in the same position, a few minutes apart.

In the first shot, the field is bathed in light. In the second, a cloud has cast a shadow over the scene. Cuisset was not seeking the picturesque, but focused on a modest spot in the rural landscape. The commonplace motif of the land forces the viewer to focus fully on the subtle play of light, which the artist has captured brilliantly. Rooted in the rural landscape (Normandy at that) and using light as its primary subject, the work of Thibaut Cuisset resonates fully with the museum's Impressionist pieces and provides a fine contemporary extension to its collection.

Works acquired in 2010 (7)

Rut Blees LUXEMBURG (1967), Schlachthof / Slaughterhouse, Le Havre, 2008, colour photograph, C-print, 155 x 200 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Rut Blees Luxemburg
Xavier ZIMMERMANN (1966), CC07, 2009, photograph printed on a plotter, 118 x 148 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Xavier Zimmermann
Pierre CRETON (1966), Papa, Maman, Perret and Me (an apartment as witness), 2009, photogram (video). © MuMa Le Havre / Pierre Creton
Vincenzo CASTELLA (1952), Le Havre I, 2008, C-print, 180 x 225 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Vincenzo Castella
Gabriele BASILICO (1944-2013), The Volcan from Place Général De Gaulle, 1984, black and white photograph, 50 x 60 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Gabriele Basilico
Thibaut CUISSET (1958), Roucherolles-en-Bray, 2006-2009, , 92 x 125 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Thibault Cuisset
Corinne MERCADIER (1955), Lunar Square III, “Longue distance” series, 2005, digital prints on barite paper, 70 x 120 cm. © Corinne Mercadier