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Lucien Philippe Moretti

The art of Lucien Moretti combines the keen observations of a dedicated people-watcher and the talents of a gifted draftsman. Moretti was never without his drawing pad, always capturing interesting characters and faces. His sensitivity to the complexities of the human being enables him to capture a variety of emotions. As a result, his oils and lithographs are populated with a concentration of activity and people. The series shown relates to the occupation of France by the Germans in World War II. Some scenes are lyrical, while others focus on the choas the war produced and the victimization of the Jews. The images here may have been originally from an artist's book of high quality entitled UN SAC DE BILLES (1975). All are lithographs.

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Ladies of the Evening
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Return to Paris
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Return to Paris (DETAIL)
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Return to Paris (DETAIL #2)
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Return to Paris (DETAIL #3)
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Jopy Singing with Friends
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The Boys with Me
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The Occupation of Paris
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Member of the Resistance
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On the Way to Marseilled
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Monmey fir Survival
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Streets of Nice During the Occupation
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Wearing the Yellow Star
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The Nazi Appears
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Apprehension for their Safety
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The Doctor Helps with a Lie

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