Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch STAGE the 2.0 society
Mar12

Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch STAGE the 2.0 society

I probably would not have had any desire to write about this American duo of artists, no less about their work, if their animated installation had not provoked so many amused, inquiring, even jubilatory reactions on the part of a young public visibly smitten with a burlesque series of videos, shown in a room at the Musée d’Art Contemporain (the MAC) in Lyon, France. ↓     In the framework of the Lyon biennale contemporary...

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Bill Viola, a major mistic artist
Jan19

Bill Viola, a major mistic artist

I often thought to tell you about Bill Viola, a major American contemporary artist, known for monumental video installations. Different ways  led me to him, the first in a short trip to Norwich in 2012, with the unexpected discovery of Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts . I could have seen the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, which proposed, in collaboration with the Sainsbury Centre the exhibition : Bill Viola : Submerged Spaces. ↓ Bill...

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Pierre Soulages at work
Nov22

Pierre Soulages at work

A painter friend of mine told me recently that my blog would have added value by trying to show the creative process that drives an artist. Business laudable but complicated to set up! This is a question I often ask to myself. What motivates the desire to create? How is it set up? What form does it actually do? During Pierre Soulages exhibition last year at the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, I specifically asked this question to myself...

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A scandinavian vintage chair for Santa Claus please !
Fév17

A scandinavian vintage chair for Santa Claus please !

Soon Christmas season ! The opportunity for Santa to distribute gifts for our little ones. Back home in the northern hemisphere, it will then need to breathe well … So I propose him to relax on a comfortable chair « made ​​in Scandinavia », well-known by its mordic compatriots! ↓ Hans Olsen, a Danish talented designer but unknown Curiously, the Danish designer Hans Olsen is forgotten from a lot of articles...

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Roy Lichtenstein
Fév09

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein is one of my favorite artists. Emblematic figure of the Pop Art movement, I’ve always had a much stronger attraction to his artistic world as that of Warhol, whom he is often compared. Rather than writing a post here about this great artist, I prefer to share with you a video made on the work of Lichtenstein and that excited me. You will see the artist working in his studio, you will hear comments from relatives...

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Joe Colombo, an inusual designer
Fév17

Joe Colombo, an inusual designer

Sunday, February 12, 11:00 am, by a cold but dry and sunny weather I walk along the Lyon flea marketplace. Usual stop at antique dealers from 50 to 70 years, my favorite period. In a brick-a-brac arranged,  my eyes suddenly catches what looks like a series of « tubes », cylindrical plastic with  leather aspect connected to each other. Their color call panic vision : they  are in a purple, flashy with full of...

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