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  • louise bourgeois

    A quick look on … Louise Bourgeois

    Biography Louise Bourgeois is a French sculptor and visual artist known worldwide for her monumental installations, paintings and engraving. She was born in 1911 in Paris, in a family of craftsmen and dealers of antique tapestries. Thanks to her parents’ trade, she became familiar with the manual arts at a very young age, helping them …

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    A quick look on … Sonia Delaunay

    Sonia Delaunay : “For me, there is no difference between my painting and my so-called decorative work, I have never considered minor arts to be artistically frustrating, on the contrary, it is an extension of my art”. Biography Sonia Delaunay, born in Ukraine on November 14, 1885, is a Ukrainian painter and designer known worldwide …

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  • A quick look on… Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol     Popularly radical and radically popular, Warhol was an artist who reimagined what art could be in an immense social, political and technological change. He is mostly known as a pop artist but he put all of his desires and fears to create art, despite of all his insecurities he tries to be …

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  • gerhard richter

    one day, one piece of art: Gerhard Richter

    Another German master is Gerhard Richter. In this series of works, he was trying to « practice photography by other means ». He uses his brush to blur his works so that everything seems equally important and equally unimportant. The meticulous multi-step process behind these photo-paintings is absolutely fascinating.             …

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  • David Hockney ‘s letter

    David Hockney is an English painter.  He writes to Ruth Mackenzie, artistic director of the Châtelet, he sketches the pillars of a philosophy based on nature, love and comfort. This text is accompanied by an unpublished work by David Hockney.  Somewhere in Normandy, April 15, 2020… Dear Ruth, We are currently in Normandy, where we …

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  • one day, one piece of art: Gunther Forg

    Today, Géraldine invites you to discover the artist Gunther Fog. “Gunther Forg’s work has always been a great source of inspiration. His most important expressive medium was painting. I like the way he plays with the surface, color density and weight. He has been exploring the legacy of the modernist aesthetics in postmodern age. I …

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  • one day, one piece of art: Bridget Riley, Après-Midi, 1981.

    Géraldine invites you to discover every day a work she loves or that questions herself. Today it is a painting by Bridget Riley, Après-Midi, 1981. « I’ve always been amazed by Bridget Riley’s style, her color schemes, from verticals and diagonals to dots and parallelograms but especially by her stripe paintings. Her art can be …

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  • one day, one piece of art: Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999

    Every day, Géraldine invites you to discover a work she loves or questions herself. Today it is the painting d’Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999. « This abstract work speaks to me spontaneously. I like how Albert Oehlen plays with bright colors, the games of transparency and layers. The gesture is precise. Albert Oehlen defends …

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  • Ettore Sottsass

    1- Biography If you hear the name of Ettore Sottsass you immediately associate it with Memphis, don’t you? but the true force of Sottsass is way bigger than any single movement or one design field. Sottsass was born in 1917 in Innsbruck, Austria. In 1929 his family moved to Turin, Italy. In 1939 he graduated …

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  • Artistic trip: three exhibitions to discover this Autumn

    It is Autumn and it is rain season! Best moment to visit museums and exhibitions. Our selection of three autumn exhibition that we want to share you:   Bacon en toutes lettres au Centre Pompidou 11 September 2019 – 20 January 2020 Francis Bacon is a contemporary British artist. The Pompidou Center honors his works …

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