Marie Thérèse Joly was born in Clermont-Ferrand. After studies at Beaux Arts of Paris, she set out for Florence where she wins many prizes and rewards. Her favorite themes are myths, legends, personalities who haunt Italy. Her art is a transfiguration of myth in a fantastic sphere which has its roots in a deep sensibility and an intellectual participation. It makes the ancient world revive in a modern version with a very personal style. She had illustrated Ovide, Virgile and she considers antiquity as a revival.
She had displayed from North to South of Italy, from Milan to Sicile, the island of his dreams and she will go as far as Orthygie to inspired herself more with the ancient places of Great Greece. She has decorate a palace in Syracuse (Sicilia).
Marinela Mosco, Art historian specializing in the study of the Baroque, former director of the Museo degli Argenti di Palazzo Pitti in Florence and author of many publications, wrote about Marie Thérèse Joly “an art that not be placed into the contemporary because it is deliberately timeless, in this sense mythical par excellence as the artist’s original character that makes life in the myth and makes the myth as his life”.
Opening of the exhibition
September 17 at 5 pm
Circolo degli artisti Casa di Dante Piazza Santa Margherita, 1