the gold enamels of Cecile Gold-Dalg

Originally from Lamentin in Martinique and settled permanently in Anglet twenty years ago, Cecile Gold-Dalg fell in love with enamels when she discovered the art of enamel in Spain and went to the Atrium Academy in Zaragoza to discover and perfect the technique after obtaining…

Originally from Lamentin in Martinique and settled permanently in Anglet twenty years ago, Cecile Gold-Dalg fell in love with enamels when she discovered the art of enamel in Spain and went to the Atrium Academy in Zaragoza to discover and perfect the technique after obtaining a Spanish diploma.

“I felt a real passion for this work and its result. We first start with sand that has no extraordinary colors and it is when it comes out of the oven that we see the transformation. Whites at the input can turn into red. You have to anticipate colors and lines. My daughter tells me there are angles everywhere. My creations are both inspired by my experience in Martinique and certainly by my fifteen years in Spain, in the country of Miro and Picasso. Some of my paintings called ”Dialogue” represent these characters face to face who seem to be talking to each other. »

How does Cécile Gold-Dalg work? “I start with a copper plate and use jewelry enamels that work on gold, silver and copper. All these materials are very expensive, we turn instead to industrial enamels which are worked on steel and these are two completely different results, steel does not have this fineness of color that we obtain with jewelers enamels. With these, you can add gold or silver spangles that enhance the color that gives more relief to the work. There are also translucent enamels that allow the copper to be seen through. »

In addition to superb paintings, the artist also creates totems, it’s very trendy and decorative, with copper pipes. The set gives the impression of owning jewels, not that one wears on oneself, but with which one enriches one’s home. While giving the impression of sharing a precious parcel of the West Indies.

Exhibitions all over the world

The artist, who also belongs to an international group of women, the International Women’s Cultural Federation, created in 1947, after the war, carries out exhibitions with this association almost everywhere, as far as Turkey and Iran, but also in Spain. , in Germany, in Ireland, in Holland. “I also do individual exhibitions, but it’s very complicated because you have to provide a lot of pieces, whereas when you’re in a group, you have fewer constraints…”

A Finn, who was making the way to Compostela, before reaching the station, made a detour to the Galerie des Corsaires to truly admire the gold enamels of the adopted Anglo. With the temptation to bring back some shots, but the artist, a little confused, invited him to change his mind… “One day, I realized that an association had copied one of my models and it was very unpleasant when you know the work, the patience that such an achievement requires. »

Until August 14, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Galerie des Corsaires, 16 rue Pontrique, in Bayonne,

The superb enamels of Cecile Gold-Dalg at the Galerie des Corsaires.

Felix Dufour

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