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Peintures by Etienne Gros Gives People a Womb-Like Glimpse

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: etiennegros and itsnicethat
Peintures by Etienne Gros, an artist born in Saint-Die Des Vosges and based in Clamart, ile de France, is a series of giant paintings that depict the human body in a unique way. At first, people might think that the pieces are photographs of painted bodies. Full of vibrant colors and textures, it is easy to see how such a mistake is made.

Nevertheless, Peintures by Etienne Gros are all-out paintings that are as cramped as they are colorful. With this is mind, It's Nice That notes, "What’s incredible about this series of paintings, aside from how bloody huge they are, is the feeling they evoke of being in the womb." The body is never complete in one image. Instead, bits and pieces are painted to show only one perspective.