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June 2023

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Art Schools in France: cradles of creativity

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France has long been recognised as a bastion of art and culture, and its art schools play an essential role in training...
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Street art at the foot of the wall

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About the great turn the street art movement is taking. From the threat of prehistoric bears to that of police dogs, nothing...
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Keeping an eye on the art galleries

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L'Oeil magazine's journalists give a brief overview of the exhibitions currently on view in Parisian art galleries, starting with François Rouan's exhibition...
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A fine example of fraternity

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About the exhibition "Léon Monet, brother of the artist and collector", to be seen until 16 July at the Musée du Luxembourg...
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Marc Desgrandchamps and serendipity

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About the "Immortal" exhibition at the MO.CO. in Montpellier until 7 May, and Marc Desgrandchamps' upcoming exhibitions in Dijon, Annecy and Marseille....
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All the light on Anna-Eva Bergman

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About the exhibition "Anna-Eva Bergman - Journey to the Interior" to be seen until 16 July 2023 at the Museum of Modern...
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La peinture figurative est contemporaine

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About the exhibition "Voir en peinture. La Jeune Figuration en France", which runs until 28 May at the Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix,...
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Warhol/Basquiat: the clash of the titans

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About the exhibition "Basquiat, Warhol, à quatre mains", on view at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris until 28 August. It took...
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Let justice be done to Rombouts!

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About the Caravaggio work of Theodoor Rombouts and the monographic exhibition devoted to him at the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts. "The...

May 2023

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Les pigments, ces couleurs qui façonnent l’art

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Colours have an incredible power to evoke emotions, inspire creativity and define our environment. At the heart of every shade are pigments,...
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The artists' swan song

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About the power of the late works of the great names in art history. "The swans, when they feel they must die,...
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50 young painters to follow in particular

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About the young French scene to be seen in the exhibition "Immortelle" held in Montpellier until 4 June at Mo.Co and until...
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The four cartoonists elected by Artpress

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About the 16th edition of Drawing Now Art Fair which takes place from 23 to 26 March at the Carreau du Temple...
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Degas vs Manet: the clash of the titans

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About the Manet/Degas exhibition which runs from 28 March to 23 July at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. The face to face...
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A biennial event unlike any other

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About the Kochi-Muziris Biennale which is being held throughout the Indian city of Kochi until 10 April. The teeming Kochi Biennale is...
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The Cité du Vitrail lets in the light in Troyes

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About the opening to the public of the Cité du Vitrail in Troyes on 17 December. The magical light of stained glass...
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Peter Doig's hypnotic landscapes

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About the exhibition "Peter Doig" at the Courtauld Gallery in London until 29 May 2023. When you see the prices that works...
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Miriam Cahn shows everything

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About the exhibition "Ma pensée sérielle" by Miriam Cahn at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris until 14 May 2023. When the...

April 2023

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L'art du collage : créer des œuvres uniques à partir de fragments

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L'art du collage est une technique artistique fascinante qui permet de créer des œuvres uniques en assemblant différents fragments de matériaux. Que...
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Contemporary art now counts with African photography

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On the rise of African photography in the international art market. "It seems to me that we are living in an extraordinary...
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Magisterial travelling retrospective for Marcelle Cahn

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About the exhibition "Marcelle Cahn, in search of space", which runs until 5 March at the MAMC+ Saint-Etienne Métropole, and which will...
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The art market in great shape

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If there is one place where everything is obviously going well, it is the art market. Auctions have been soaring throughout 2022,...
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Fernande Olivier, chronicler of modern art

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About the first exhibition centred on Fernande Olivier, a central figure of the Montmartre avant-garde, at the Musée de Montmartre in Paris...
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Pascal Convert links the living and the dead

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About Pascal Convert's work in the Miséricorde cemetery in Nantes and the artist's solo show at the RX gallery in Paris from...
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The best of Parisian art galleries

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A little update on the art gallery scene at the beginning of 2023: here is something to inspire ARTactif's subscribers, who are...
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The full and the untied of Nicolas Sanhes

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About the four exhibitions devoted in 2023 to the French sculptor Nicolas Sanhes. He is one of those who know how to...
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Sculpture makes a comeback

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About the great return of sculptors to art fairs and galleries. After the great return of painting, here comes the great return...

March 2023

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La photographie argentique : un retour à l'élégance intemporelle

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La photographie argentique, malgré l'avènement de la photographie numérique, conserve son charme intemporel et continue d'attirer les amateurs et les professionnels de...
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Marclay or the art of destroying to build better

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The exhibition currently devoted to him at the Centre Pompidou is a major one. It is impossible this time to remain insensitive...
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Ancient and modern painting on the programme

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It's the season of good resolutions. So what better way than to promise yourself a visit to the best art exhibitions announced...
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Sam Szafran at the top of the stairs

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Be careful not to trip! In Sam Szafran's interiors, it's best to watch where you step. In his paintings too. The abundance...
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Modern Arab art revolutionised by Baya

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But what a splendid (re)discovery of Baya's work on the occasion of the exhibition devoted to her by the Institut du Monde...
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Vermeer makes the buzz

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This month, Beaux Arts Magazine is teasing. By devoting its cover and a beautiful illustrated dossier to the Vermeer exhibition that will...
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Alix de Rothschild, the altruistic patron

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About the exhibition "Collectionneuses Rothschild, mécènes et donatrices d'exception" at La Boverie in Liège (Belgium) until 26 February. If all wealthy people...
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Art centers are changing the game

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Everything would thus be a question of strategy. When Aurélie Cavanna and Etienne Hatt conclude their article by evoking "this great chessboard...
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Pol Bury n’est jamais resté en place

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We love the title of the article in this month's L'Oeil magazine devoted to the Belgian artist Pol Bury: "La Louvière brings...
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