The Ceiling Painting

The current ceiling (1965), by André Masson, is an elaboration around the central theme of the Apollo-sun figure, in addition to different tragic and dramatic figures.


André Masson took around the central topic Apollo-Sun (the hero tearing off the solar heart of the eagle), the figures of the Comedy and the Tragedy: Eschyle (Agamemnon), Aristophane (Lysistrata), Shakespeare (The Merry Wifes of Windsor and Falstaff), Kleist (Penthesilea), Claudel (Tête d'or); and finally three colossi expressing the three fundamental attitudes of the life: jubilation, pain and meditation.