Projet #1096

Versailles 2019

"Martine in the Forest" - Telmo Miel

Telmo Miel's artwork "Martine in the forest" pays homage to nature and the relationship we have with it on a daily basis. The title refers to the famous collection of children's literature Martine, and is also a symbolic nod to the inhabitants of the neighborhood who themselves named the young girl from the fresco of this first name that has become cult.

Using both acrylic and spray paint, the artists had realized their monumental fresco in 5 days.

The Bernard de Jussieu district, which emerged from the ground in the 1960s, has had its housing estate renovated by a group orchestrated by Eiffage Construction (IthaquesVincent Lavergne Architecture & Urbanisme and BETOM Ingénierie), in collaboration with the landlord Versailles Habitat and the city of Versailles. The aim of the thermal rehabilitation programme is to improve the daily life of the inhabitants.

Associated with this renovation, Quai 36 signs the artistic direction of project #1096 (in reference to the 1096 housings). Ten French and international mural artists invest the facade of a building, i.e. ten monumental frescoes each measuring about 200 m² revealed to the eyes of the residents over a period of one year.

In tribute to the French botanist Bernard de Jussieu, the artists Aryz (Spain), Eron (Italy), Jade Rivera (Peru), Mantra (France), Mona Caron (Switzerland), Saddo (Romania), Sainer (Poland), Seth (France), Telmo Miel (Netherlands), and Waone (Ukraine) are questioned about the relationship between humans and nature.

In order to visit the Bernard de Jussieu district, take the Transilien L, direction of "Versailles Rive Droite" from St-Lazare station and stop at "Gare de Montreuil".

By car, take the A13 highway then the D182 departmental road, direction "Avenue des Etats Unis" in Versailles. The addresses of all the frescoes are available in the photo gallery below and in our dedicated Qlub 36 article.

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Photo: © Cédric Pierre

This mural artwork is still visible at 8 Rue Jules Massenet in Versailles.

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