Sen’s painting in permanent collection of Barbizon cultural center, France
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 Shombit presenting Désordre Harmony ( installation painting ) in alumini exubution of 150-year-old Calcutta Government art collage 2015
Introspection Pause: 2000-2014 pause from exhibition for introspection and research. Sen wanted to find some unpublished unique character in the art world to experiment with his Gesturism Art current from 1994 in paintings, and from 2008 in Désordre harmony. So his challenge was to establish his new idea that now has consistency with varied themes while not being monotonous year after year.
Noteable exhibitions earlier
1999 Information Centre, Kolkata
1998 Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai
1994 Galerie Polaris, Paris
1993 Muse de l'Affiche, Paris
1992 Oberoi Grand Hotel, Kolkata
1991 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1989 Hotel Carlton, Cannes France
1982 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1980 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1974 Indian Tourist Board, Paris