ART HUB

SEN’S PAINTING IN
PERMANENT COLLECTION OF BARBIZON
CULTURAL CENTRE, FRANCE

Escalade d’un génie: 2015, Acrylic on canvas, triptych, 122 H x 274W cm

About the painting in Marc Jacquet Culturel Espace, Barbizon: Sen Shombit is fascinated that painter Jean Francois Millet left Paris 1860 to paint rural France in Barbizon which then transformed into the cradle of Modern Art. Millet punched a window into a farmer’s barn to make his studio. A back staircase fired Sen’s imagination. In 2015 he painted Escalade d’un génie with Angelus from Millet’s famous namesake painting, paying homage to Millet’s daily climb to raise his 9 children in a small room after a productive day of painting.

About Jean Francois Millet: Mid 19th century saw Millet along with Theodore Rousseau create the Barbizon School of Art. Realist painter Millet influenced generations of artists including the Expressionist Vincent van Gogh, and Monet, Renoir, Sisley and Bazille who went on to found Impressionism.

About Barbizon: Just 50 km south of Paris is the beautiful Village of Painters, home to several artists and galleries amid the picturesque Fontainebleau forest.


Sen with renowned French Cultural Minister Jack Lang who has made lasting contribution for cultural advancement with projects such as Pyramid du Louvre, Fete de la Musique, graffiti in museums, Opera Bastille, Arche de la Defence, among many others


Naohide Takatani, Sen's art representative in Japan, with Sen at his Bangalore atelier, 2016


Sen explaining the art of Gesturism to French expats in Bangalore, 2016


French expats admiring Sen's Gesturism art displayed at his atelier in Bangalore, 2016


A visitor from France unscrambling Sen's installation painting at his Bangalore atelier, 2016


French expats in Bangalore visiting his maison atelier, 2016


Alberto Moioli, Curator & Art critic with Sen, artist Gio Marchesi and Sculptor Paolo Filippi 2015


Different people are making their own interpretation of Sen's Leonardo Labyrinth 2015


Dr. Marisa Meloni with Sen and Italian Painter Alda Lusona at Museo d'Arte e Scienza in Milan 2015


Giorgio Ramella President of Enciclopedia d'Arte Italiana visiting Sen's Leonardo Labyrinth Installation Painting in Milan 2015


Peter Matthaes Director of Museo d'Arte e Scienza with Sen in Milan 2015


Sen and Dr De Roni with Italian television crew TeleMilano at Museo d'Arte e Scienza 2015


Sen and Sculptor Paolo Filippi and their wives 2015


Visitors admiring Sen's Leonardo Labyrinth at Museo d'Arte e Scienza in Milan 2015


Visitors are unscrambling Sen's Leonardo Labyrinth Installation Painting in Milan 2015


Visitors creating their own versions of Sen's Leonardo Labyrinth at Museo d'Arte e Scienza 2015


Herve and Natalie Luquins unscrambling Sen's Renaissance Melody Installation painting in Carousel du Louvre museum exhibition 2015


Sen with Patrick Navarre, Jose Ruiz, Bernard Binnette and Christian Ruiz in Carousel du Louvre exhibition 2015


Nicole Le Breuilly with her friends in Sen's exhibition at Carousel du Louvre museum 2015


At Sen's 2015 exhibition in Carrousel du Louvre museum, Paris - Renee, Rolland Bartheley, Sen and Nicole le Breuilly


Sen with his Scrambled Gesturism Installation painting Renaissance Melody at his Carousel du Louvre museum exhibition in Paris 2015


16th Century Palace Ca' Zanardi, exhibition of Sen alongside the canals of Venice, Italy in September 2015


View of 16 th Century Palace Ca Zanardi in Venice, Italy with Dr. Giorgio De Roni & Sen at the International ArtExpo in September 2015


View of Sen's exhibition at the 16 th century Palace Ca' Zanardi, Venice, Italy in September 2015


Dr. Giorgio De Roni, Sen's art representative in Italy with Sen at the 16 th century Palace Ca' Zanardi, Venice, where Sen participated in International ArtExpo in September 2015


At the Museo d'Arte e Scienza , Milano, is Sen along with Peter Matthaes, Director & owner of the museum, and Dr. Giorgio De Roni Sen's art representative in Italy. This is a special museum that scientifically authenticates art works as genuine or fake


Historic Castle Hubertendorf in Austria where Sen participated in the International Fine Arts Masters exhibition held in September 2015


Sen with Francois Saint Bris, owner of Chateau du Close Luce in Amboise, France where Leonardo da Vinci lived the last years of his life. Here they are in front of Leonardo's bed at his castle


Sen with renowned French painter Alain Bonnefoit in his Paris, atelier. They have been friends since 1974


Sen with Peter Klasen, renowned nouvelle figuration German painter in Paris


Sen with famous French painter Jean Soyer in Paris


Sen with Mercedes Erra, president of the board of directors of the Palais de la Porte Dorée museum, Paris. They have been friends since 1986


Sen with his old friend Anne Marie Meunier, owner of Millet's museum in Barbizon, France


Tokyo International Art Fair, 2015. Naohide Takatani, Sen's art representative in Japan, Renee Jhala and Yoko Takatani


Tokyo International Art Fair, 2015. Yoko and Naohide Takatani (Sen's art representative in Japan) with Sen


Sen with Japanese sculptor Jun Aso in Tokyo


Sen with Japanese writer and interpreter Masaru Kawase in Tokyo


Visitors at Sen's exhibition at the Tokyo International Art Fair, 2015


Sen with globally renowned Bengali film director Satyajit Ray, in Paris


Controversial, Left wing French pop singer Jacques Higelin at Sen's exhibition in Paris


Sen at his home in Paris with Marcel Marceau, the internationally acclaimed French actor and mime most famous for his persona as Bip the Clown


Lady Ranu Mukherjee, a great connoisseur and authority of art and culture at Sen's exhibition in 1991 in Kolkata


Utpal Dutt, pioneering figure in modern Indian political and radical theatre, actor, director, and writer-playwright at Sen's exhibition in Kolkata


Bikash Bhattacharya, much awarded painter from Kolkata famous for his depiction of average middle-class Bengali life at Sen's 1991 exhibition in Kolkata


Visitors at Sen's Sachet exhibition in Paris


Sen's exhibition at Le Monde de l' Art gallery in Paris


Sen with Victor Scherrer, author of business books & former Vice President of MEDEF, at Sen's Paris exhibition inauguration in 1993


Visitors watching Sen's sachet exhibition in Paris