The Blasphemous Sensuality of Camille Clovis Trouille
So who was this intriguing “agitator”?
Everything is Erotic
Paints with Hot Coals
Trouille’s principled attitude and self-reliance give him a special place in art history. The epitaph on his tombstone puts it nicely: “Here lies the artist who lost his life while earning it!”
Fig.11. ‘L’Immenculée Conception‘
Oh! Calcutta, Calcutta! produced in 1946, is Trouille’s most famous painting (Fig.17). More than two decades later, the title was used for the notorious and subversive 1969 musical revue by Kenneth Tynan. The controversy surrounding this show was caused due to its extended scenes of complete nudity, both male and female.
The following video features a substantial amount of work by Trouille…