Bernard Moninot is a French multimedia artist. Over the 1970s and the 1980s, he produced a series of drawings, (inks, crayons and acrylics) of greenhouses based on various modes of representation, from axonometric projections, to outside central perspective or interiors views.
The greenhouses are shown as autonomous realms sporting a striking contrast between the geometric form of the transparent skin and the organic nature of its content, the plants.
The greenhouses are never represented in their larger context, nor as symbols of contemporary industrialized agriculture. They rather appear as slightly decadent, isolated cathedrals whose interior order is provided by regular metallic structures.
All images © Bernard Moninot.
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