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When impressionism broke the rules
When impressionism broke the rules
Impressionism, a revolutionary artistic movement of the second half of the 19th century, sought to break away from the strict codes and rules of the time set by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In the heart of a France ruled by the authoritarian regime of Napoleon III, whose cultural policy was entirely focused on the grandeur of his Empire, only historical or religious subjects were accepted by the public and the critics. Attention to detail was paramount, drawings were structured, color was rarely taught, and romantic painters like Delacroix and realists like Courbet were praised. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Henri Rousseau, the customs officer who became a master
Henri Rousseau, the customs officer who became a master
Mocked for a long time for his childlike paintings, his poorly mastered perspectives and his colors not quite nuanced, Henri Rousseau is nevertheless regarded today as one of the inspirations of Modern Art by many giants like Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso.
Ukiyo-e : the art of japanese stamps
Ukiyo-e : the art of japanese stamps
Cheap popular images in Japan, inspiration of European impressionists, stamps have known their golden age during nearly two centuries in the heart of the Edo era.
Art and advertising, a couple that lasts
Art and advertising, a couple that lasts
Closely linked for more than two centuries, Art and advertising have fed each other, gathered under the seal of inventiveness.
Scandinavian painting lights up the northern light
Scandinavian painting lights up the northern light
Scandinavian painters, except Edvard Munch (1863-1944) and his famous « Cri », are mostly unknown to the public. If the latter evolved into expressionism to the point of being considered one of the pioneers of this movement, the Scandinavian painting gave rise into Impressionism.
Antoni Tàpies, poet of matter
Antoni Tàpies, poet of matter
Antoni Tàpies has changed the face of art. Not in a single stroke of genius, not with a single canvas but with a lasting and unique paint design.
Street art, in the name of freedom of expression
Street art, in the name of freedom of expression
Graffiti, stencils, collage… We don’t always realize how many different forms street art comes into. In the past few decades, street artists were criticized and even considered criminals. However, the public perception of street art has fortunately changed quite a bit, with artworks sold for millions in auction houses worldwide, and artists like Shepard Fairey, Banksy or JR being exhibited in the finest museums. Now let’s take a look at this incredible success story.
Savoy, baroque heart
Savoy, baroque heart
At the crossroads of every traveler of the seventeenth century, the Savoy States at their zenith experience a bustling artistic activity dictated by the Baroque style.
Golden pieces
Golden pieces
Used since ancient times, sublimated by Klein or Klimt at their time, the use of gold is more than a simple madness, it is a timeless leitmotiv in the history of art.
The Saul effect
The Saul effect
Painter and fashion photographer known in the 1990s for his work made about colors forty years earlier, Saul Leiter has always used his camera lens as a brush.
The history of the Dürer rhinoceros
The history of the Dürer rhinoceros
Woodcut from around 1515, the Rhinoceros of Albrecht Dürer became a naturalist illustration icon, inspiring many artists until the beginning of the twentieth century.
Dalí and the beyond
Dalí and the beyond
Dalí himself says that
Arcachon, the art rush
Arcachon, the art rush
From Arcachon to Cap Ferret, from Andernos to l’Ile aux oiseaux, between land and sea, the light and reflections of the bay are endless sources of inspiration for the artists who have succeeded one another on its banks and dunes.
Camille Claudel, the tourmented genius
Camille Claudel, the tourmented genius
Gifted sculptor forever linked to Auguste Rodin of whom she was the muse and the unhappy mistress, Camille Claudel is an artist who has never had the recognition she deserved.
Yves Saint-Laurent,
Yves Saint-Laurent, "couture" pop
By opening the doors of « haute couture » to art, Yves Saint Laurent is definitely the designer who best tribute to artists he admired. The famous Mondrian dress from the 1965-1966 collection has become one of the most popular item of clothing in the world.

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