Gérard Marot

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Gérard Marot (1946- ) is a French photographer of the late 1970s and 1980s that specialized in images of boys.

Marot's work is artistic and aesthetically refined. He is fascinated with the patterns of light and shadows and often arranges his subjects (boys from about 8 to 14) in incongruous settings, industrial backgrounds, drapes and brocades and other esoteric fancies, while his boy nudes reject the hygienic, athletic, familial, folk and indifferent nudity found in ordinary pictures.(1)

His published works include Les P'tits mecs (1978), Anatomie du Dormeur (1982) which featured mostly sleeping boys, Collages (1983) mixed media photography, Gymnopédie (1984) a study of boy nudes with texts in English and French and Le Fils d'Ariane (1985).

Note

(1) L'espoir No. 13 (May-June 1984): 37-38.

Bibliography

  • Les P'tits mecs (preface by Alain Fleig) (Paris: Éd. Phot'oeil, 1978), reprinted (Poissy: Éditions Imagine, 1983) ISBN: 2-903912-02-5
  • Anatomie du dormeur (with text by René Schérer) (Poissy: G. Marot, 1982) ISBN: 2-903912-00-9
  • Collages (preface by Jeanne Folly) (Poissy: Éditions Imagine, 1983) ISBN: 2-903912-01-7
  • Gymnopédie (with text by Howard Buten and Jean-Pierre Carasso) (Poissy: Éditions Imagine, 1984) ISBN: 2-903912-03-3
  • Le Fils d'Ariane (with text by Hugo Marsan) (Poissy: Éditions Imagine, 1985) ISBN: 2-903912-04-1