Connecticut artist’s work to be in Louvre

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Dozens of vibrant and mysterious paintings hang on walls, some stacked in piles on tables, desks and on the floor, and others leaning against walls. Almost every area of Clinton Deckert’s home is filled with his artwork.

The Southington artist’s oil painting ‘‘Beneath the Millieu’’ won’t be hanging in the second-floor studio at his home much longer. In December, it will be displayed in Internationale des Beaux Arts, an exhibition in the Louvre museum in Paris.

Deckert submitted 10 photos of his work to be reviewed by the Societe Nationale Des Beaux-Arts jury for a chance to be displayed in the Louvre. The jury chose one of his pieces, and Deckert was ecstatic.

‘‘I’m pretty excited and waiting on the fine details,’’ Deckert said.

It took Deckert about eight weeks to complete ‘‘Beneath the Millieu,’’ which almost resembles an underwater scene with bizarre creatures hidden in the yellow, brown, and

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