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With "DELPHES TALE", Dumas explores the story of our conscious evolution in contact with the primordial intelligence alive in our Oceans, Mammals of the Delphinidae family: Dolphins.

 

 

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

Imitation Gold Leaf and Fresco on Wood

19.69h x 19.69w x 1.73d in
50h x 50w x 4.40d cm

JD167

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

Imitation Gold Leaf and Fresco on Wood

19.69h x 19.69w x 1.73d in
50h x 50w x 4.40d cm

JD167

Since the dawn of time, myths and legends abound about the mysterious communion between humans and dolphins. Veneered as the messengers of the Gods, their task is to communicate with the children of the Earth. They are the carriers of messages of our progress,  the keepers of  the “Sacred Breath of Life”, the life force of the Universe. 

 

 

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery France

In harmony with the waves and tides, Dolphins follow the rhythm of the Oceans, singing in their own language ballads of Freedom and Joy...

JULIETTE DUMAS

Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

Clay and Copper powder on paper

2.13h x 3.78w in
5.40h x 9.60w cm

JD170

JULIETTE DUMAS

Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

Clay and Copper powder on paper

2.13h x 3.78w in
5.40h x 9.60w cm

JD170

Apollo himself, transformed as a dolphin, guided men to the future site of the City of Delphi, were Greek Civilization was born.

 

 

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery France

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

"Dolphin Sanctuary", Dolphin Fresco, Palace of Knossos, Crete, Late Minoan Period (ca. 1500 BC), Greek Bronze Age.

"Dolphin Sanctuary", Dolphin Fresco, Palace of Knossos, Crete, Late Minoan Period (ca. 1500 BC), Greek Bronze Age.

In 2017, after a memorable encounter in the British islands with a young dolphin and his mother, Dumas travelled to Mexico and Guadeloupe to spend more time with cetaceans, underwater and on boats. Back in New York, Dumas started working with deep layers of clays and pigments which gave birth to her critically acclaimed series of  "Whale Fluke Paintings" (2018-2019).

Dumas returned to France in 2019 and began work on "DELPHES TALE". For that series she started to use gold leaf and learned the technique of fresco painting on wood panels while studying the ancient murals of Knossos, of the Minoan civilisation, where the oldest representation of dolphins in history is known. 

 

detail of Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

Clay and imitation gold leaf on wood

detail of Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

Clay and imitation gold leaf on wood

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

Clay and imitation gold leaf on wood

5.12h x 5.12w in
13h x 13w x 1.40d cm

JD169

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

Clay and imitation gold leaf on wood

5.12h x 5.12w in
13h x 13w x 1.40d cm

JD169

(detail) JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (Dolphin Pod 1), 2019

Clay, Pigments and bronze powder on wood

6.57h x 6.65w in
16.70h x 16.90w x 1.30d cm

JD168

(detail) JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (Dolphin Pod 1), 2019

Clay, Pigments and bronze powder on wood

6.57h x 6.65w in
16.70h x 16.90w x 1.30d cm

JD168

Olivia de Bergerac, in her book "The Dolphin Within", explains that Dolphins have shown scientifically to have a positive effect on humans by sharing "alpha waves", the state attained through deep meditation. They have been known to help heal autistic children, to save humans from drowning, from shark attacks, to help fishermen by spotting and rounding up schools of fish, and for being friendly and curious about humans while sharing their conscious gaze. 

The stories of the benevolence of dolphins towards humans abound, from the Greeks to the Dogon in Africa, to contemporary Australia, and are compiled in what is known as "The Legend of the Golden Dolphin". Scott Taylor, in his book "Souls in the Sea", calls it the "Delphic Wave". 

JULIETTE DUMAS

Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

Clay and imitation gold leaf on wood

4.53h x 8.78w in
11.50h x 22.30w x 1.40d cm

JD165

JULIETTE DUMAS

Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

Clay and imitation gold leaf on wood

4.53h x 8.78w in
11.50h x 22.30w x 1.40d cm

JD165

(detail) JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

 

(detail) JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

 

"DELPHES TALE" (2020) follows Dumas critically acclaimed "Whale Flukes Paintings" (2018-2019).  Dumas continues her engagement to the Rio Negro Manifesto (written by Pierre Restany in 1978) which calls for an “Art of Nature” and the expression of a planetary consciousness.

In March 2020, During COVID-19, when almost all travel had stopped, Dumas created a unique painting, which was finished on April 22, 2020, to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth day. The title: Spiritus Terra  (La Terre Respire) (The Earth Breathes).

 

 

 

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

Imitation Gold Leaf, Clay & Pigments on Wood

6.77h x 9.65w in
17.20h x 24.50w x 1d cm

JD172

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

Imitation Gold Leaf, Clay & Pigments on Wood

6.77h x 9.65w in
17.20h x 24.50w x 1d cm

JD172

Deep inside of us there is calmness. Deep inside the calmness there is love. This is what dolphins taught me." -  Jacques Mayol.

Jacques Mayol (1927-2001) was a French diver and the holder of many world records in free diving. The 1988 film The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson was inspired by his life story and that of his friend, Enzo Maiorca.

 

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Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

Clay and Copper powder on paper

2.13h x 3.78w in
5.40h x 9.60w cm

JD170

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

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Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

Gold Leaf, Clay & Pigments on Wood

6.77h x 9.65w in
17.20h x 24.50w x 1d cm

JD172

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Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

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Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Drumbeat, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Drumbeat, 2020

Clay and Pigments on paper mounted on wood

6.26h x 7.95w x 1.10d in
15.90h x 20.20w x 2.80d cm

JD173

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Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Nuages, Etude 01 (Clouds, Study 01) (TERRA), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Nuages, Etude 01 (Clouds, Study 01) (TERRA), 2020

Fresco on wood

4.72h x 6.30w in
12h x 16w x 2.50d cm

JD174

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Sun Waves 01, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Sun Waves 01, 2020

Clay, pigments and gold leaf on paper mounted on wood

Framed: 4.06h x 7.99w in
10.30h x 20.30w x 1d cm

JD171

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

Gold Leaf and Fresco on Wood

19.69h x 19.69w x 1.73d in
50h x 50w x 4.40d cm

JD167

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

4.53h x 8.78w in
11.50h x 22.30w x 1.40d cm

JD165

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Golden Dolphin (Dolphin Pod 1), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (Dolphin Pod 1), 2019

Clay, Pigments and bronze powder on wood

6.57h x 6.65w in
16.70h x 16.90w x 1.30d cm

JD168

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

5.12h x 5.12w in
13h x 13w x 1.40d cm

JD169

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Eye of St Lucy), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Eye of St Lucy), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

JD166

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Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

JULIETTE DUMAS, Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

Clay and Copper powder on paper

2.13h x 3.78w in
5.40h x 9.60w cm

JD170

JULIETTE DUMAS, Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

Gold Leaf, Clay & Pigments on Wood

6.77h x 9.65w in
17.20h x 24.50w x 1d cm

JD172

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

JULIETTE DUMAS, Drumbeat, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Drumbeat, 2020

Clay and Pigments on paper mounted on wood

6.26h x 7.95w x 1.10d in
15.90h x 20.20w x 2.80d cm

JD173

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

Installation view, Juliette Dumas Studio, Thomery, France

JULIETTE DUMAS, Nuages, Etude 01 (Clouds, Study 01) (TERRA), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Nuages, Etude 01 (Clouds, Study 01) (TERRA), 2020

Fresco on wood

4.72h x 6.30w in
12h x 16w x 2.50d cm

JD174

JULIETTE DUMAS, Sun Waves 01, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Sun Waves 01, 2020

Clay, pigments and gold leaf on paper mounted on wood

Framed: 4.06h x 7.99w in
10.30h x 20.30w x 1d cm

JD171

JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

Gold Leaf and Fresco on Wood

19.69h x 19.69w x 1.73d in
50h x 50w x 4.40d cm

JD167

JULIETTE DUMAS, Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

4.53h x 8.78w in
11.50h x 22.30w x 1.40d cm

JD165

JULIETTE DUMAS, Golden Dolphin (Dolphin Pod 1), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (Dolphin Pod 1), 2019

Clay, Pigments and bronze powder on wood

6.57h x 6.65w in
16.70h x 16.90w x 1.30d cm

JD168

JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

5.12h x 5.12w in
13h x 13w x 1.40d cm

JD169

JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Eye of St Lucy), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Eye of St Lucy), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

JD166

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020
Juliette Dumas: DELPHES TALE
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Juliette Dumas: DELPHES TALE
Juliette Dumas: DELPHES TALE
Juliette Dumas: DELPHES TALE
JULIETTE DUMAS, Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

Gold Leaf and Fresco on Wood

19.69h x 19.69w x 1.73d in
50h x 50w x 4.40d cm

JD167

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

Gold Leaf, Clay & Pigments on Wood

6.77h x 9.65w in
17.20h x 24.50w x 1d cm

JD172

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Nuages, Etude 01 (Clouds, Study 01) (TERRA), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Nuages, Etude 01 (Clouds, Study 01) (TERRA), 2020

Fresco on wood

4.72h x 6.30w in
12h x 16w x 2.50d cm

JD174

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

4.53h x 8.78w in
11.50h x 22.30w x 1.40d cm

JD165

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

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JULIETTE DUMAS, Drumbeat, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Drumbeat, 2020

Clay and Pigments on paper mounted on wood

6.26h x 7.95w x 1.10d in
15.90h x 20.20w x 2.80d cm

JD173

Inquire
JULIETTE DUMAS, Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

Clay and Copper powder on paper

2.13h x 3.78w in
5.40h x 9.60w cm

JD170

Inquire
JULIETTE DUMAS, Pod of Dolphins - Study 2, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Pod of Dolphins - Study 2, 2020

Wax and Algae on Canvas

12.99h x 16.14w in
33h x 41w x 2d cm

JD175

Inquire
JULIETTE DUMAS, Sun Waves 01, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Sun Waves 01, 2020

Clay, pigments and gold leaf on paper mounted on wood

Framed: 4.06h x 7.99w in
10.30h x 20.30w x 1d cm

JD171

Inquire
JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

5.12h x 5.12w in
13h x 13w x 1.40d cm

JD169

Inquire
JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Eye of St Lucy), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Eye of St Lucy), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

JD166

Inquire
JULIETTE DUMAS ,

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (Dolphin Pod 1), 2019

Clay, Pigments and bronze powder on wood

6.57h x 6.65w in
16.70h x 16.90w x 1.30d cm

JD168

Inquire
JULIETTE DUMAS, Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Nautilus), 2020

Gold Leaf and Fresco on Wood

19.69h x 19.69w x 1.73d in
50h x 50w x 4.40d cm

JD167

JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Water), 2020

Gold Leaf, Clay & Pigments on Wood

6.77h x 9.65w in
17.20h x 24.50w x 1d cm

JD172

JULIETTE DUMAS, Nuages, Etude 01 (Clouds, Study 01) (TERRA), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Nuages, Etude 01 (Clouds, Study 01) (TERRA), 2020

Fresco on wood

4.72h x 6.30w in
12h x 16w x 2.50d cm

JD174

JULIETTE DUMAS, Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Whale Fluke (Gold), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

4.53h x 8.78w in
11.50h x 22.30w x 1.40d cm

JD165

JULIETTE DUMAS, Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (DELPHES TALE), 2020

12K White Gold Leaf and Fresco on wood

11.85h x 11.85w x 1.38d in
30.10h x 30.10w x 3.50d cm

JD162

JULIETTE DUMAS, Drumbeat, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Drumbeat, 2020

Clay and Pigments on paper mounted on wood

6.26h x 7.95w x 1.10d in
15.90h x 20.20w x 2.80d cm

JD173

JULIETTE DUMAS, Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Dolphin Dreamtime, 2020

Clay and Copper powder on paper

2.13h x 3.78w in
5.40h x 9.60w cm

JD170

JULIETTE DUMAS, Pod of Dolphins - Study 2, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Pod of Dolphins - Study 2, 2020

Wax and Algae on Canvas

12.99h x 16.14w in
33h x 41w x 2d cm

JD175

JULIETTE DUMAS, Sun Waves 01, 2020

JULIETTE DUMAS

Sun Waves 01, 2020

Clay, pigments and gold leaf on paper mounted on wood

Framed: 4.06h x 7.99w in
10.30h x 20.30w x 1d cm

JD171

JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (St Jacques), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

5.12h x 5.12w in
13h x 13w x 1.40d cm

JD169

JULIETTE DUMAS, Earth Dreams (Eye of St Lucy), 2019

JULIETTE DUMAS

Earth Dreams (Eye of St Lucy), 2019

Clay and gold leaf on wood

JD166

JULIETTE DUMAS ,

JULIETTE DUMAS

Golden Dolphin (Dolphin Pod 1), 2019

Clay, Pigments and bronze powder on wood

6.57h x 6.65w in
16.70h x 16.90w x 1.30d cm

JD168

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Juliette Dumas in Mexico on a boat waching Dolphins while filmed by Jackie Bastide.