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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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WHEN COMICS BECOME SOCIOLOGY – Claire Bretécher, a cartoonist on TV, at the dawn of the millennium

Satirical strips describing the eccentricities of French society Her Agrippina, a grumpy teenager with boots on and short hair, was born in the late 1980s. As a comic book author, behind that character she covered gender and sexuality with a biting humor. For her stories, it is not by chance that Claire Bretécher has become a point of reference of …

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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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SURREALISTICALLY, LIKE NOWHERE ELSE – Ways to create in an original way? In Belgium, we know there are

Where you will appreciate being told love me a little, but in an original way Originally, the purpose of the museum was to present the secrets of the human body, as well as to offer the possibility of visualizing diseases. Founded in 1856 by Pierre Spitzner, the anatomical museum that bears his name still houses wax casts of human bodies …

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