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July 2021

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Share your favourites on your social networks!

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We have planned everything on the ARTactif site to allow you to share your favourites, but also to make known the achievements...
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A big picture, a big critique

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Great! Here, in Connaissance des Arts, is a review that takes up only a few lines, but its reading alone justifies the...
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Abstract Trash

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Sean Scully is not a very nice person. But who cares, it's what he paints that counts. We're not going to demonise...
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From violence to nuance

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Beaux-Arts is definitely on a roll this month. And the comments in each polemical, philosophical or critical article are all deliciously sharp,...
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Chantal Clousel: The gallery that delivers in 700 pages

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What French art gallery can claim to produce a book of so many hundreds of pages and still maintain a demanding artistic...
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Intelligence in photography

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Good news! Now we know what photography is for again. We had come to believe that the art of making beautiful images...
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Martin Le Chevallier: Art that disturbs where it is needed

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Turn the Café de Flore into a PMU bar.  Selling the French pavilion at the Venice Biennale second-hand. Installing anti-Gilets Jaunes sculptures...
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Better on the screen?

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The intention is obviously very noble: to bring into our daily lives a plastic work from the beginning of the 20th century...
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Alain Jacquet: This great French artist we didn't see

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What do you do when you suddenly realise that the world may have missed a major artist like Alain Jacquet for decades?...
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U.S. Art Force

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And what if it was at that very moment that everything changed?  Just before art ran out of steam due to a...
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The image in a critical state

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Art critic Annie Lebrun's reflection on the image, its status, its role and its challenges in the digital age starts from a...
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Controversy: Here the ad does not make school

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If you think that art should live away from advertising, don't read Christophe Castaros' article in Art Press. It would definitely take...
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The art of decoration according to Hugo

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The sentences of Victor Hugo's poems, novels and plays are so full of phantasmagorical images that his abundant literary work seems to...
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Is there a Cartier-Bresson style?

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This is a photo of a guy smoking a pipe on the Pont des Arts in Paris. It was taken at a...

June 2021

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Crypto-art, the new Eldorado?

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This 10-second video of a giant Donald Trump lying naked on the grass and covered in insulting inscriptions while passers-by continue on...
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Roger Raveel: Imagine the abstraction

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Some painters seem to have existed only to fill the pages of our art magazines of the 2020s. Like Roger Raveel, to...
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Alain Jacquet: Big lunch

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When you come across Alain Jacquet's Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, you don't have to wonder for hours if you are looking at...
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Colour: Up to 1024 picture ideas

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We rarely talk about colours in themselves. Beaux-Arts magazine has had the good idea of devoting its monthly dossier to this subject,...
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Prehistory: Paint it with nothing, please.

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Was Homo Sapiens an artist? Everyone knows the cave paintings of Bombos, Chauvet and Lascaux. Hunting scenes, large predators, bison and silhouettes...
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Abigail Lane: The work that goes up in smoke

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In a few strokes, a few notes, a few gestures, a few words, art has the genius to condense much more information...
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Catherine Millet: By the way, what is a work of art?

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A work of art is a series of photos of police officers taken during demonstrations, fished online and grouped together with the...
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Vittore Carpaccio: Beware of fresh paint!

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The image appears in this month's ART Press, among the illustrations in an article devoted to Krzysztof Pomian, who we met between...
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Sebastião Salgado: Deep black in grey and white

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It's always a nice surprise to come across Sebastião Salgado's photos on the double page of a magazine like Connaissance des Arts....
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Nathalie du Pasquier : This artist of whom there is so much to say

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The article on the brightly coloured and invigorating world of this painter, designer, sculptor, decorator and architect is reason enough in itself...
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Raphaël Barontini : Portrait pasted at the time

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Raphaël Barontini's stylistic universe is unique. A rare thing. An artist's coquetry, his pompous imagery made of harmonious collages of heterogeneous motifs...
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Yan Pei-Ming, In the name of the father - Musée Unterlinden de Colmar

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Holy cow! A Perfect Day, 2012, Triptych, oil on canvas, 400 × 280 cm - Private collection, France. Photograph: Clérin-Morin © Yan...
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How to sell your work on the internet?

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The health crisis has had a major impact on e-commerce and consumer buying habits with an explosion in online sales. The art...
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ARTactif, reference directory for artists and contemporary works

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At ARTactif, we think that it is essential to talk about contemporary art. In addition to awakening to a magnificent form of...

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