Paris

Sigmar Polke. 300 of his original photos have been discovered by his son

Sigmar Polke Sigmar Polke Sigmar Polke Sigmar Polke Sigmar Polke Sigmar Polke Free spirit The free-spirited and prolific Sigmar Polke (1941-2010), a great painter, was the subject of a retrospective at Moma in New York and at the Tate in London in 2014. Palazzo Grassi His work was also exhibited in 2016 at the Pinault […]

Tribute to Peter Lindbergh, a giant of fashion photography: a filmed interview

Peter Lindbergh Alberto Giacometti Peter Lindbergh Peter Lindbergh, Alberto Giacomettii Peter Lindbergh, Alberto Giacometti Peter Lindbergh Alberto Giacometti Peter Lindbergh, Alberto Giacometti Peter Lindbergh, Alberto Giacomettiti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBa2p4_YCxA   The great German photographer who lived in Paris, Peter Lindbergh, died on 3 September. I met him last January. At the Giacometti Institute he was exhibiting his […]

Alexander Kluge: the writer and director, student of Adorno and Fritz Lang, talks about his collaborations and admirations from Baselitz to Godard

Alexander Kluge Alexander Kluge Jean Yves Jouannais, Alexander Kluge Alexander Kluge Alexander Kluge Alexander Kluge Alexander Kluge The boat is leaking. The captain lied The boat is leaking. The captain lied The boat is leaking. The captain lied   Multifaceted and ever-changing reality Besides the heat that extinguishes all possibility of articulated thought, today’s world […]

Dada and Surrealism: The largest collection of documents in the world goes on sale in Paris

André Breton, Paul Bonet. 284 André Breton, Théodrore Fraenkel André Breton 140 André Breton 140. André Breton 140 Alberto Giacometti 359 Matisse 345   Surrealism and Dada Surrealism and Dada were movements that radically revolutionized not just the art world but also our general ways of thinking, dreaming and writing. Intellectual revolutions If you want […]

Louise Bourgeois: a major biography contains many revelations

Louise Bourgeois © Alex Van Gelder Louise Bourgeois Jerry Gorovoy, Alfred Pacquement Jerry Gorovoy, M L Bernardac 174 Boulevard Saint Germain Louise Bourgeois Louise Bourgeois Louise Bourgeois Art super star It was only after her death that the American artist Louise Bourgeois (1910-2010) became a contemporary art superstar, thanks to a proliferation of exhibitions around […]

Oceania at Quai Branly: A visual punch in the face

Papoua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea. Uli figure East Sepik West Papua Tahiti Oceania New Caledonia Papoua New Guinea   Spiritual beauty It’s like a visual punch in the face. A beauty that is both powerful and spiritual. The Oceania exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly, which has come from the […]

Musée d’Orsay: The black model, this unknown figure in the history of art

Marie- Guillemine Benoist Abbé Jean -Pierre Moussa John Philip Simpson Théodore Chassériau Edouard Manet Frédéric Bazille Edgar Degas   People refuse to see me “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. (…) When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything […]

Theaster Gates: the great preacher of contemporary art is at the Palais de Tokyo

Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates Theaster Gates   Theaster Gates in public To understand Theaster Gates (born in 1973) you must first have the opportunity to see him in public. He’s charged with electricity, volcanic. A star in […]

Thomas Houseago: a self-portrait of the artist completed by his pals Brad Pitt and Flea

Thomas Houseago Fabrice Hergott, Thomas Houseago, Brad Pitt Thomas Houseago Thomas Houseago Thomas Houseago Thomas Houseago Thomas Houseago   Brad Pitt’s poetry The story could begin with a few poetic sentences from Brad Pitt: “He walks right by, though he doesn’t see (me)- Shapes and obsessions block his view. He disappears into his cavern, for […]

Lee Ufan: the disturbance gives rise to the artwork. At the Centre Pompidou-Metz

Lee Ufan Lee Ufan In Lee Ufan studio Lee Ufan Lee Ufan Lee Ufan Lee Ufan Lee Ufan Lee Ufan Lee Ufan   A certain tension A slight imbalance. Some kind of disturbance… Great artists don’t create unforgettable works by envisaging perfection so much as by establishing anomalies. Along with the exceptional jazz pianist Thelonious […]

Agnès Varda: a tribute to an extraordinary woman, filmmaker, feminist and poet

Agnès Varda The Oscar in Agnès Varda’s house Agnès Varda Calder family by Agnès Varda Agnès Varda Agnès Varda Agnes Varda Agnès Varda Agnès Varda Agnès Varda Agnes Varda Agnes Varda What sadness to learn that Agnès Varda, the heroine of French cinema, passed away during the night between 28 and 29 March.  I was […]

Fondation Vuitton: Courtauld amassed pieces by Cézanne, Seurat and Manet in seven years. Zoom in on five exceptional artworks.

Edouard Manet Samuel Courtauld Vincent Van Gogh Edouard Manet Georges Seurat Georges Seurat Paul Cézanne Georges Seurat Paul Cézanne Paul Cézanne Claude Monet Paul Gauguin  The good Impressionnism The word “Impressionism” may be ringing in the ears of the twenty-first-century man like a deterrent. Some people no longer want the endless greenish landscapes of late […]

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