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The power of art: makes us see the world and beyond

5 mai 2020

Art has the power of conveying messages. Speaking to us, touching us, making us feel free and alive. It certainly makes us happy!  

As a consequence, art has always accompanied key moments in the history of humanity: in France for example, the key event namely the French Revolution has been illustrated by several galvanizing artworks-like the famous Mort de Marat (Death of Marat) painted in 1793 by Jacques-Louis David. Subsequently, the iconic La Liberté guidant le peuple (Liberty leading the people) painted by Eugene Delacroix in 1830, durably exemplified the notion itself of freedom, rebellion and the fight for human rights. In the 20th century, artists like Otto Dix healed wounds of the First World War, by obsessively incorporating this aspect in their works…Afterwards, May 1968 boosted several artists to question their art and turn things around! 

La Liberté guidant le peuple, Eugène Delacroix, 1830

2020 is the year of a global pandemic and newfound freedom: what do the artists tell us about these upheavals, but also moments of comfort and joy? 

Today, we have decided to give our artists the chance to speak or rather to paint. This hiatus has allowed us to focus on what is important. Perhaps we may tend to gradually forget but today we wish to revitalize, draw on the strength and energy of our newfound freedom. This is the reason why for the reopening of our galleries, we felt like entrusting a task to our artists: the one of talking about the lockdown aftermath and achieving their rather peculiar vision on this renewal. 

They responded in their own way, to put it otherwise, through works. Colorful, touching and sensual works: everything we missed for no less than eight weeks! Without words or speech, they show us the path of a world, which is filled with thrills, joy and excitement.  

                       Un vent de liberté, Liisa Corbière                                                                            Liberty Frida, Geiry

They once again manage proving to us that art has the power to transform the world: by this time making us relish this newfound freedom and restoring hope, creativity and energy. This is undoubtedly, the most beautiful message of art.  

And you, what would you like to say through art?