LESS, BUT BETTER – Sid Neigum, the most exciting Canadian designer on the catwalk

Creating a wardrobe through intellectual research A relationship with the Beaufille stylist, in addition to her passion for the marathon, are the background to the creative world of Sid Neigum https://www.facebook.com/sidneigum. In 2019, his collection revolved around balancing things to find the best way of less, but better. His professional awards include the 2019 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards Designer …

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CREATION, RESEARCH AND LITERARY PERFORMANCE – Marie-Claire Blais, a staunch Francophonist activist

The writer who explored violence, revolt and hatred Canadian writer Marie-Claire Blais https://www.writerstrust.com/authors/marie-claire-blais/ died at her home in Key West on a November day in 2021, yet, she was a native of Quebec, where she was encouraged to write at the Université Laval. In 1959, she published her first novel, La Belle bête https://www.amazon.it/Joualonais-sa-Joualonie-Marie-Claire-Blais/dp/2890524094, appreciated by critics, despite the roughness …

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THE CANADIAN WHO CONTINUES TO FLY OVER JAMES BAY – Gordon Downie, aka Wicapi Omani and a well-deserved eagle feather

Singing love for creativity of Native North Americans His awards and accolades include twice the nomination of Best Canadian Journalist of the Year, as well as an honorary degree from Queen’s University. Born in Amherstview in 1964 and raised in Kingston, Ontario, Gordon Downie https://www.facebook.com/GordDownie/ was the son of a traveling salesman. In the Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute, he …

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THE CARTOONIST WHO SPOKE LITTLE AND WRITE A LOT – Rand Holmes and the island of Lasqueti, between comics and oil painting

The Canadian illustrator known for his underground comics Artistically speaking, his story as a cartoonist began on Edmonton’s windy plateau, flourished between Vancouver and San Francisco, and ended in a backwater in the Strait of Georgia on Lasqueti Island. In his later years, on Lasqueti Island, Rand Holmes https://www.fantagraphics.com/products/the-artist-himself focused on surrealist oil painting, with a specific predilection for Magritte, …

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THE FASCINATING WORLD OF A METICULOUS DREAMER – Jean Philippe Dallaire and the wealth of imaginary creations

Pictorial artifacts that humanize an artist Feeaturing 128 paintings and drawings, until April 2000 – and fifty years after presenting its first Jean Philippe Dallaire exhibition – the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts https://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2000/03/02/26296.html showed its second retrospective of that remarkably talented artist and about his contribution to Canadian art history. Set up chronologically according to Discoveries of youth, The …

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LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN TO CREATIVITY – Where the artist has his entanglements, because they feed his creativity

Where creativity becomes innovation, if transformed into reality Journey into the creativity of France https://nz.ambafrance.org/Creativity-A-quintessentially-french-trait, where être means to be and where it indicates nationality and profession, but also where it describes people and things. One can be French by descent or by the battles waged, yet, already in conceiving a certain type of sail or handbag; in both cases, …

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PHOTOGRAPHICALLY, BETWEEN TRAVEL DIARIES AND PHOTOGRAPHY – Lise Sarfati, a photographic perception on the border between reality and fiction

An attentive woman, between feminine identity and geography Blending reality and fiction, her deceptively simple photographs contain an air of mystery that she captures using her camera to capture the intricacies of time and place. Her photographs, simple on first viewing, have a quality that come merging of portraiture and snapshot. She is currently represent by Rose Gallery in Los …

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A MODERN AND GLOBAL APPROACH TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY – Jeanne Lanvin, a maternal love fertilized by designing clothes

Luxury dresses for women In 1927, it was precisely for the birthday present of her beloved daughter that she launched the Arpège perfume. After a hundred years, her taste is still present on the world market with Eau de Parfum for Women https://www.notino.co.uk/lanvin/jeanne-lanvin-eau-de-parfum-for-women/. In 1994, the Lanvin brand was take over by the cosmetics company L’Oréal. Then a Taiwanese finance …

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NOTHING IS REAL, EXCEPT DREAMS AND LOVE – Anna de Noailles, the full beauty and the noble and peaceful splendor of light

The infinite heart of a woman named Anna Throughout her life, she had a troubled friendship with the novelist and essayist Maurice Barrès. Her father died at the age of ten, yet in Victor Hugo’s poems, she discovered a language to overcome that loss through artistic representation. Descending from families of Romanian boyars and daughter of a prince, she had …

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THE MADEMOISELLE OF THE FRENCH SONG – Françoise Hardy, the yéyé generation and the 45-rpm musical hits

Shy, style icon and narrator of the sufferings of love A private music school, the Petit Conservatoire, directed by Mireille Artyush, was chose by her parents as a suitable place for her to have professional musical knowledge. In her spare time, she devoted attention to psychology and astrology, publishing books and participating in radio broadcasts. Bob Dylan mentioned Françoise Hardy …

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AN INTROSPECTIVE AND PROPHETIC EYE PAINTER – Victor Brauner, between flattened perspectives and vivid colors

The eclectic use of images, between religion and mysticism His Prelude to a Civilization represents a gigantic white animal in profile on a blue and green ground, which preserves a series of stylized and strange representations inside. I am the dream. I am the inspiration. Through his work, he has depersonalized the human form, describing his anxieties to you. In …

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DARK TALES AND WATERCOLOR DRAWINGS – René Hausman, the Bard of the Ardennes

The artist skilled in creating atmospheres with surprising colors He influenced many Franco-Belgian cartoonists and was honorary citizen of the city of Durbuy. René Hausman https://www.2dgalleries.com/artist/rene-hausman-4638?timespan=4&order=1&catid=15&lang=en has lived all his life in the countryside enjoying himself sculpting and playing the bagpipes, yet, he gained notoriety in Belgium for his use of colors and the ability to introduce prodigious scenarios into …

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COMMITTED AND INDEPENDENT, DESPITE HER HUSBAND – Martine Franck, the photographer who found a captivating way not to be silent

Being one of the few women of Magnum Photos What struck her about photography was the desire to understand and understand each other, a relentless quest for life. She longed to be recognized for her work, yet throughout her career she often found herself uncomfortable growing professionally alongside her husband. In 1970, in London they planned to stage her first …

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