In 1937, a severe car accident forces him to stay in Normandy by the sea for his rehabilitation.
He enjoyed fishing, and tracking enormous octopuses in their rocky
caverns. Were not these the Mothers of the monsters of his future
1938, he is able to take up his activities again, and passes on to his
students what his masters have taught him. To this, he adds his own
personal contribution, an insight into our own psyche. Several of his
former students have spoken to me about him with gratitude having
recognized this gift of introspection. His thoughts on the transmission
of knowledge lead him to write a "Treatise on Drawing" or "The Spirit
of Graphic Representation through the Interpretation of Art-Studio
Jargon". This work was interrupted by the war in 1940 and would only be
finished in 1948. This treatise defines with great precision the "L'acte de dessiner (the act of drawing)"
when the artist is engaged both physically and mentally. Using the
symbolism of the Tarot, he proposes "for the one who knows how to read"
a parallel philosophical attitude that can take one "to a level where
the technician frees himself from the material and enters into the
nobility of intelligence".