The Musée de la Résistance presents about forty paintings by Guy de Montlaur (1918-1977), artist hired in 1942 in the brigade of marine rifles commandos under the command of Commander Kieffer. At the age of 25, he already had seven citations and the Legion of Honour. At the Liberation, he rediscovered his first passion: painting. His cubist period was from 1949 to 1953-1954. In 1954, the year of transition, his art evolves and is oriented more towards abstract expressionism to lead to the lyrical abstraction that allows him to transcribe his emotions. If painting is for Guy de Montlaur a way to express his feelings, poetry and music are always present and accompany him in his creations to the point of influencing the titles of his works.
Guy de Montlaur exhibited mainly in France during his lifetime. After his death, major exhibitions were dedicated to him in Los Angeles, New York, Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Perm etc.
On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, come and discover this exhibition, as part of a free visit.
About the venue
This cultural institution of the City of Limoges illustrates the values of citizens and solidarity carried by the Resistance during the Second World War. Dedicated to all those who have sacrificed themselves to defend the fundamental values of the Republic, its vocation is to bring memory to life by offering a place for teaching and disseminating information, especially for young audiences. Located in the former convent of the Sisters of Providence of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, in the heart of the district of the City, it proposes on 1400 m2 a museum tracing rigorously the historical facts of the Second World War and especially the Resistance, occupation and deportation in the Haute-Vienne. Presented in ten sequences, starting in 1939, this dynamic journey stems from the scientific program developed by Olivier Wieviorka, a national historian and specialist of the Second World War, Pascal Plas, historian specializing in the Second World War in the Centre-West, and Annie Mar