Arts in Paris

The lovely By-Rita flowers | Nature meets porcelaine

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Delicate ceramic creations inspired by the plant world – this is a hymn to nature signed “By-Rita, a Pascale Morin creation”.    Visual artist Pascale Morin moulds with precision and real attention to detail decorative art objects and jewellery made of porcelain. Inspired by the Breton landscape of her birthplace, the French artist’s creations attract […]...

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July 6, 2015 | 9:07 am |

JR | The urban “artivist”

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An “Urban artivist” is how he describes himself. JR has the biggest gallery in the world at his disposal: the street! Through the portraits he displays on walls and monuments, he wants to question, to denounce… More than just art, artistic action. “Urban Artivist” A French artist originally from Tunisia, JR was born on February […]...

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June 5, 2014 | 7:01 am |

Michel Quarez | The Art of the poster

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Michel Quarez is a legend of poster art in France. Committed, intransigent, self-assured about himself and his desires, he has succeeded in imposing his aesthetic and his fluorescent colours. Born in Damascus in 1938, Michel Quarez studied at the school of Fine Arts in Bordeaux and the school of Decorative Arts in Paris. Influenced by, […]...

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May 1, 2014 | 8:25 am |

Aurélie Mathigot | The Art of crochet

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From photos to embroidered objects, Aurélie Mathigot is the queen of crochet! The art of crochet in photographs A photographer, visual artist and embroiderer, Aurélie Mathigot is attracted not only to images and colours, but also to texture. Her artistic work is focused mainly on taking photographs, which she them embroiders in certain places. It […]...

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April 24, 2014 | 7:29 am |

Yarn Bombing | Spinning the city

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Yarn Bombing is all about dressing the city in bright and vibrant colours to enhance the day and raise a smile from passers-by.   Yarn Bombing, from urban art to knitting Yarn Bombing, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a form of urban art that primarily uses knitting, but also crochet, lace-making and sewing. This […]...

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April 23, 2014 | 4:51 pm |

Contemporary Art in Paris | The beginning of the 20th century

Contemporary Art in Paris | The beginning of the 20th century

At the start of the 20th century, Paris was THE major artistic destination. All of the avant-garde movements came together there. Cubism In 1905, the salon nicknamed “les Fauves” presented the works of Henri Matisse, André Derain, Raoul Dufy and Maurice Vlaminck, whose canvasses consisted of swathes of vivid colours, and are possessed with a […]...

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January 30, 2014 | 10:43 am |

Contemporary Art in Paris | From 1947 to 1970

Contemporary Art in Paris | From 1947 to 1970

The Second World War brought an end to almost a century of Parisian artistic supremacy. From now on, the avant-garde movements – action painting, color-field, abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, postmodernism – would come from the United States. Meanwhile, major French artists were also coming up with interesting innovations. Lyrical Abstraction The conflict that tore […]...

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January 30, 2014 | 10:33 am |

Contemporary Art in Paris | The turning point of the 1980s

Contemporary Art in Paris | The turning point of the 1980s

A return to painting characterised the 1980s. From free figuration in the Combas style in France to graffiti artists like Basquiat in the United States, artists had wide-ranging freedom of expression at their disposal. Figuration libre A turning point was reached in the 1980s. New experiments were attempted by the group entitled “Free Figuration”. Imagination […]...

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January 30, 2014 | 8:52 am |

Major Painters and Sculptors | Paris during the Renaissance (16th Century)

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Painting Jean Clouet (1480-1541), of Flemish origin, was the official painter of  François I, whom he painted at the Louvre, in particular, in 1527. Outside of the traditional miniature, he practiced easel painting from pencil drawings. Sculpture Two major sculptors marked the 16th century. Jean Goujon (1510-1572), a protestant who was to be hunted down […]...

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April 29, 2013 | 4:40 pm |

Major Painters and Sculptors | The Days of the Sun King (17th Century)

Major Painters and Sculptors | The Days of the Sun King (17th Century)

Painting Nicolas Poussin. 1594-1665. He divided his life between Paris and Rome. Against the general consensus of a century that was dedicated to classicism inspired by antiquity, he rehabilitated imagination’s place at reason’s side. In 1640, he obtained the title of official painter to King Louis XIII. Marie de Médicis hired him, with Philippe de […]...

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April 24, 2013 | 5:33 am |

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