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September 2021

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VUpourVous Septembre 2021

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L’Arc de triomphe empaqueté par Jeanne-Claude et Christo Œuvre éphémère, visible jusqu’au 3 octobre sur la place de l’Etoile piétonnisée 25 000...
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How to estimate the value of a work and set a fair price?

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A work of art has no real practical use; it cannot be compared to everyday utilitarian objects such as a car or...
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Eye to eye with Oursler

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The poster for the exhibition devoted to him by the Nantes Museum of Art might lead us to believe that Tony Oursler...
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Flat sculpture?

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What is the state of sculpture today? Very little is said about today's sculptural works on trendy rooftops and in social salons....
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The end of the social in art?

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Very nice article by Catherine Francblin in Art Press for all those who wish to understand the issues underlying the current discourse...
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Corpet says fuck you

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Which way will you hang this painting? If this question does not arise with the Mona Lisa or the Lacemaker, it does...
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How to love Beuys in 2021

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" Profession: artist. Mentality: activist".  ARTactif could not remain indifferent to this title of an article devoted by Connaissance des Arts to...
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Bickerton surfer prov

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A true artist sometimes surprises us even more with his words than with his works. We may not have grasped the deeper...
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From face to face

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We have all seen a painting by Alexej von Jawlensky. But we don't necessarily remember his name. Even if we immediately think...
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La cosa mentale* of Moninot

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Not everyone likes to consider a work of art as a work of the mind. Connaissance des Arts is aware of this,...
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What's new in Arles?

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Is photography doomed to be spoken of so often in the past tense? Obviously, every photograph is, in essence, a past moment,...

August 2021

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Email to share a work with a friend

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On the ARTactif site, in addition to proposing the sharing of your favourite works on social networks, it is also possible to...
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The "Heart" to follow the artist and his news, on ARTactif

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Send hearts to our contemporary artists As you may have noticed, you can click on a small "heart" when you are on...
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Attention image!

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What if the only image to keep in the June issue of Beaux-Arts was an advertisement? That would be messy, of course,...
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Sap rise

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In the family of 16-letter surnames, there are good reasons to memorise the lilting surname of Joël Andrianomearisoa. His current work is...
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Urban neo-postmodernism?

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Reduced gauges. Extended hours. Cancelled conferences. Cancelled screenings.  And a creative machine that is starting up again. Because despite everything, there will...
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Dufy : to twist

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Is it possible to judge an artist's work as both bad and great? Raoul Dufy's, for example. There is clearly something to...
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What does the visible hide?

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A mental universe. This is the meaning of creating a painter's work according to René Magritte. But with his period of 'cow...
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Minimalist poetics

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It is evidently difficult for our critical friends to talk about abstract art in 2021. Beaux-Arts takes a chance on the reunion...
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Photographs submitted

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There is something moving in art today. Like old photographs that suddenly come to life. In presenting the exhibition "Histoires de photographies"...
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Anne Garde: photographer of twilight

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With time, the reasons to love Anne Garde's photographic work are growing in number and strength. Thank you to Connaissance des Arts...
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The end of mass museums

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Are you interested in what a museum will look like tomorrow?   It will be the infinite museum that Le Corbusier and...
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The birth of abstraction

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Who invented abstract painting? Kupka? Delaunay? Picabia? Or Kandinsky, as the official textbooks say. The magazine l'Œil makes a strong case for...
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Fake. As you

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Do you prefer oil or acrylic? What if it's all about making beautiful flat tints? Fortunately, this question is not the only...
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Transatlantic surrealism

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The art press invites us to revise art history. Every month, it pulls new, unknown geniuses out of the freezer. This inevitably...

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...
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