Commandery of Knights Templar houses a museum dedicated to the painter Marcel Lenoir
Jules Oury said Marcel-Lenoir, was born in Montauban in 1872 in a family of goldsmiths. First attracted by illumination, he moved to Paris at the age of thirteen. His art is symbolist until 1912, and then assimilates it restores cubism in his own designs, using superimposed planes and facets. Exploring the neo-impressionism and pointillism, it binds to Montparnasse, Modigliani, Léger, Picasso. Excellent portraitist remarkable artist, Marcel-Lenoir synthesizes happily pictorial experiences of the early twentieth century. Figurative he privilétie human and religious themes, it deals with a very personal way. Unfortunately, his technical rigor to it being sidelined at a time when abstraction develops. He died in 1931. Claude Montricoux Namy has chosen to pay homage to Marcel-Lenoir by creating, in the former Templar Commandery decorated with frescoes of the thirteenth century, the museum which the painter dreamed in his lifetime.Located at the entrance of the gorges of the Aveyron, the castle of the XII century is a former Templar Commandery. It is a quiet place marked by history. You can explore the dungeon of the XIII century guardroom, broken barrel vaulted dining, fireplace, frescoes and screw stairs. The castle houses the Marcel Lenoir museum displaying 130 drawings, pastels, watercolors, oils and artist's frescoes.
From 01/05 to 30/09, every day except Tuesday from 10 am to 18 pm.
Free entrance for - 12 years - Students: € 3 - Adults: € 5 / person - group (10 people): 4 € / person - Guided tour on reservation.
GPS coordinates : lat. 44° 4' 33" - long. 1° 37' 3" 44.0758 1.6175
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