From a viewpoint located on the roof of the panoramic terrace at the submarine base, Felice Varini draws a “horizontal line” which hugs the lanscape around the Saint-Nazaire port.
The divisions of the shapes above and below this line split the landscape into different sequences. The artist reveals a shape painted on a single level, a shape that detaches from and places itself on top on the architecture to which til seems to belong. Leaving the viewpoint on the terrace now means experiencing the third dimension and seeing the explosion of the figure.
Toit de la Terrasse Panoramique Avenue de la Forme Ecluse 44600 Saint-Nazaire
How to get there?
Panoramic terrace accessible via elevator or stairs.
Viewpoint accessible via stairs
Explanatory video in French sign language and French subtitles available online here.