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Jean-Antoine Norbert

Jersey City, NJ, USA

Jean-Antoine Norbert has exhibited at Gallery Claire de Villaret, Paris and Michelle Landolt, New York. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is on permanent display at the British Consulate NYC. His work was viewed in numerous shows in New York and Florence Italy. He is the Recipient of The David Schafer Portrait Scholarship and has been a copyist at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. His work is in private collections in New York, Malaysia and Switzerland. Jean-Antoine Norbert has a medical degree from Université de Lausanne and work two years before embracing a carreer in Art The portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II Jean-Antoine Norbert has made is on permanent display at the Bristish Consulate General in New York City. He sold a drawing at the Art Auction at Sotheby’s “ Take home a Nude”. He is the Recipient of The David Schafer Portrait Scholarship and has been a copyist at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. When the two reproduction cells fuse together, their DNA merge to create a new DNA, which will be the new offspring. It is a biological and spiritual standpoint. But Life is fragile. It needs to be nourished. Jean-Antoine’s point of view has been strongly influ-

ence by his experience as a physician MD. Most people are not ready to invest time and money in their long-term well-being. They prefer immediate satisfaction with food, drugs and alcohol. Closing their eyes on the long-term consequences. Inexpensive activities such as running, yoga or dancing have tremendous impact on our health and increase the old age quality of life. Jean-Antoine undertakes the theme of Catharsis, the second direction of his work, as an artistic platform where he begins a dialogue with his personal struggles. Catharsis is the “purgation, of the emotions - anger and fear – that brings a release from tension.” (Webster) More precisely, it is the purgation of the emotion that is trapped in a complex; this [purgation] allows for one’s expression as one becomes conscious again. Once the image is created, the catharsis works also on the spectator.” Catharsis is one of the functions of the tragedy entertainment according to Aristotle. It is a question of releasing the spectators of their passions by expressing them symbolically. The tragic entertainment operates, on the spectator, as a purification of the passions” (Étudeslitteraires. com). Through the portrayal and exploration of struggle and catharsis, Jean-Antoine offers the viewer a chance to release his own psychological tension with visual art.

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