Eric Tournaire

Eric Tournaire was born in 1958 in Africa, in Casablanca, Morocco. He lived there until 1974. In 1981, thanks to its education and scholarship, he spent one and a half months in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana. He returned to Morocco in 1999. He painted as an assistant of Claude Morin for 10 years, building its iconography of African inspiration. He lived and painted in Pennes – Mirabeau, still developing his particular universe. He writes:

Africa … Africa, the cradle of humanity, is one of my sources of inspiration most intense and the paintings of Korhogo, in northern Côte d’Ivoire. The magic of nature at large, with his powers and cosmogonies primitive touch me a lot.

In my paintings I try to refer to all these civilizations that succeeded and mixed in the crucible of the history of this continent. By overlay patterns, colors, and transparencies, I try to express a succession of images, legends, religions and myths together closely in the space of my paintings and drawings. To obtain a summary of these overlays I use different techniques with each other.

 Tournaire - 2 Hind  Tournaire-Lion and Birds  Tournaire - Many Lions
Title: 2 Hind
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: Lion and Birds
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: Many Lions
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Tournaire - African World Tournaire - African Doe Tournaire-The Great Lion
Title: African World
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: African Doe
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: The Great Lion
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
 Tournaire - Dancer with Birds  Tournaire - Once Apon a Time  Tournaire - Many Guinea Hens
Title: Dancer with Birds
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: Once Upon a Time
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: Many Guinea Hens
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
 Tournaire-Turtles  Tournaire-2 Snakes  Tournaire - Daureu vert et rouge
Title: Turtles
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: 2 Snakes
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: Daureu vert et rouge
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
 Tournaire - La Nuit du bleu  Tournaire - The Fisherman  Tournaire - Three Dancers
Title: La Nuit du bleu
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: The Fisherman
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: Three Dancers
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
 Tournaire-Big Bird  Tournaire-Green Fish  Tournaire - L'esprit du griot
Title: Big Bird
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: Green Fish
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: L’esprit du griot
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Tournaire - African Chicken Tournaire-Red Dancer
Title: African Chicken
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120
Title: Red Dancer
Dimensions:12″ x 9″ (31 x 23cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $120

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