Village People draws on both surrealistic and realistic elements as two nude women are depicted mixing casually with their apparently indifferent but soberly-dressed neighbours in a rural setting painted with a heightened sense of colour. In a 1959 letter to the British art critic Peter Stone, Michonze wrote: 'My subjects have no subject. They exist only for a poetic end. If the poetry is there, the canvas is complete. No histories. Only pure poetry, preferably untitled.'


  • Title: Village People
  • Creator: Gregoire Michonze
  • Date Created: 1952
  • Physical Dimensions: 24.5 x 20 cm
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: © Gregoire Michonze estate
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Art Form: painting
  • Support: canvas

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