Didier Ottinger

David Hockney retrospective at the Pompidou: painting for pleasure, first and foremost

JBH Reports (David Hockney studio did not allow photos or videos in the exhibition even for journalists ) There are artists who dream about pictorial revolutions and there are those who celebrate easel painting as it has always been. Painting has its great adventurers, those who opt for different mediums like transparent materials instead of […]

René Magritte: an exceptional show at Pompidou helps to rediscover the surrealist 

René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte ‘This is not a pipe’. It appears on t-shirts, mugs, and in advertising slogans and has become the biggest cliché  of modern art. René Magritte (1898-1967), who painted the pipe in 1929 accompanied by the famous line ‘ceci n’est pas…’ […]

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