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February 2024

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The calm intensity of Sugimoto: between elegance and concern

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About the visit of the writer François Jonquet to the Enoura Observatory, created in Japan by Hiroshi Sugimoto and now accessible to...
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Augsburg's importance to the Renaissance

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About the exhibition "Holbein and the Renaissance in the North", at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, until 18 February...
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The secret of Inclusions by Bertrand Lavier

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About the "Inclusions" exhibition at the Galerie Mennour in Paris until 3 February 2023. There has always been a distance, often an...
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James Lee Byars poses the question

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About the retrospective exhibition devoted to James Lee Byars at the Pirelli HangarBicocca Foundation in Milan (Italy) until 18 February 2023. It's...
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The 18th century in the work of Berthe Morisot

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About the exhibition "Berthe Morisot et l'art du XVIIIe s/Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Perronneau", on view until 3 March 2024 at the Musée...
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The living painting of Najia Méhadji

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On the occasion of the exhibition “Najia Mehadji – Lignes de vie” at the 110 Véronique Rieffel art gallery in Paris until...
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Chana Orloff, the determined sculptor

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About the exhibition “Chana Orloff. Sculpting the era”, on view until March 31, 2024 at the Zadkine museum in Paris. She excels...
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A look at regional exhibitions

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Because cultural events are not all in Paris, the journalists from L'Oeil magazine this December have put together a nice selection of...
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The tragi-comic work of Philip Guston

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About the "Philip Guston Now" exhibition, on view until 25 February 2024 at the Tate Modern in London. Philip Guston (1913-1980) will...
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Bernard Gaube looks himself in the face

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About the “Hunimalité” exhibition on view until March 22, 2024 at L’ahah #Griset in Paris. This painter is said to be rare....

January 2024

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Are the images of joy joy?

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About the publication in October 2023 of Paul Ardenne's book entitled “L'art en joie. Aesthetics of joyful humanity.” (Edition La Muette/BDL. 336...
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All of Gilles Aillaud's painting is political

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About the exhibition “Gilles Aillaud. Political animal”, on view until February 26 at the Center Pompidou, in Paris. The work of Gilles...
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Vladimír Škoda in the upper echelons

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About the internationally renowned sculptor who has been living in Auvergne for around twenty years. I had the immense pleasure of meeting...
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Exhibitions on the agenda until summer

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The exhibitions not to be missed during the year are, as usual, on the front page of all the art magazines in...
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I didn't know that Edi Dubien was a star

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How did Edi Dubien’s Instagram account appear to me one day? I wonder... I remember believing then that it was an artist...
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Hélène Delprat, devourer of images

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About the exhibition “Hélène Delprat – Monster Soup” which is held from January 20 to March 9, 2024 at the Galerie Hauser...
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The thought nourished by art of Jacques Lacan

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About “Lacan, the exhibition – When art meets psychoanalysis”, visible at the Center Pompidou-Metz until May 27. The idea is brilliant. To...
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Walter Vanhaerents follows his dreams

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About the exhibition “At the end of my dreams – Vanhaerents Art Collection”, which is on until January 14 at the Tripostal...
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The Museum of Forbidden Art in Barcelona: a museum where creative freedom defies censorship

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On 26 October 2023, a revolutionary museum opened its doors in Barcelona, marking the advent of the very first museum dedicated to...
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The gamble(s) of modernity

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About the exhibition Le Paris de la modernité (1905-1925), which opens to the public on 14 November and runs until 14 April...
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Under 35? Consider the Emerige Revelations Grant

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About the 10th anniversary of the support scheme for young artists set up by property developer and patron Emerige. This year's winner...
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Rothko makes you dizzy at 46 cm from his paintings

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About the "Mark Rothko" exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, until 2 April 2024. If I had to defend a text...
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The humanist eye of the cat painter

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About the exhibition "Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, l'exposition du centenaire", on view until 11 February 2024 at the Musée de Montmartre in Paris. "What's...
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Aristide Maillol receives the "King of Kinshasa

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About the exhibition "Chéri Samba in the Jean Pigozzi collection", on show at the Musée Maillol in Paris until 7 April 2024....
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Multidimensional painting in the 17th century

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About the exhibition "Allegoria, the keys to Baroque symbolism", on show at the Domaine départemental de Sceaux (92) until 14 January 2024...
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The spirit of Mike Kelley still lurks in the air

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About the "Mike Kelley - Ghost and Spirit" exhibition, on view until 19 February 2024 at the Bourse de Commerce in Paris....
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The metaphorical painting of Dana Schutz

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About the exhibition "Dana Schutz. The Visible World", at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris until 11 February 2024. Dana Schutz's paintings?...

December 2023

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The art of peace: a cry against the atrocities of war!

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In the 21st century, an era of technological progress and breathtaking innovation, where artificial intelligence mingles with new information and communication technologies...
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Van Gogh at Auvers-sur-Oise: the swan song

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About the exhibition "Vincent van Gogh at Auvers-sur-Oise. The Last Months" at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, from 3 October 2023 to 4...
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Paris + by Art Basel: second edition!

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About Paris + by Art Basel, the new international contemporary art fair taking place in Paris from 20 to 22 October. In...
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The virtuoso draughtsman of the time

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About the exhibition "Jérôme Zonder. Joyeuse apocalypse" at the Casino Luxembourg-Forum d'art contemporain until 7 January 2024. The good thing about Jérôme...
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Michael Ray Charles or the art of making people think

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On the return of Michael Ray Charles to the contemporary art scene after a twenty-year hiatus.. In the bottom right-hand corner of...
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Sarah Lucas, the "textural" artist

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About the exhibition "Srah Lucas. Happy Gas", at the Tate Britain in London, on show until 14 January 2024. As I was...
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The animal in art, from Rosa Bonheur to Gilles Aillaud

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About the animal genre, which is regaining strength and vigour on the art market. Do you remember the exhibitions devoted to Rosa...
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Let's take a walk in the woods...

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A stroll through the inky, woodsy world of Astrid de La Forest, to coincide with her recent exhibitions in Vevey (Switzerland) and...
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Association of collectors

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About the formidable Bueil & Ract-Madoux collection, built up by two childhood friends brought together by art, education and Jura roots. The...

November 2023

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"We won!"

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ARTactif represents the Grand Est region in its category at the 2023 Trophées PME RMC. ARTactif's dynamism and innovative character were not...
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Nicolas is free...

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About the retrospective exhibition "Nicolas de Staël" to be held from 15 September 2023 to 21 January 2024 at the Musée d'Art...
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The photographic fauvism of Maya Inès Touam

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About the exhibition "Les Choses qui restent", by Maya Inès Touam at the gallery Les Filles du calvaire, Paris, from 14 September...
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At the great ball of wild beasts

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About the exhibition "Matisse, Derain and their friends. The Parisian avant-garde 1904-1908", on show at the Kunstmuseum Basel (Switzerland) until 21 January...
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The art of being Modigliani's dealer

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About the exhibition "Amedeo Modigliani. A painter and his dealer", on show from 20 September to 15 January 2024 at the Musée...
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Contemporary art is also a big part of the autumn season!

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On the subject of contemporary art exhibitions, which should not be forgotten as the autumn turns the spotlight on modern art. Far...
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New talent to watch

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About the exhibitions by Marguerite Bornhauser, Michèle Perozeni and Morgan Bancon, featured in Connaissance des arts magazine. In the 'New talent' section...
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Gertrude Stein understood Picasso

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About the exhibition "Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso - The Invention of Language", on show at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris...
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The gigantic power of tiny art

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About micro-art, which is perfectly suited to new economic, social and ecological practices because it saves space and resources. With its full-page...
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The undisputed maestro: the artist who has left his mark on world art history

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The history of art is a vast canvas woven from talent and creativity. Over the centuries, many artists have left their indelible...
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