The book allows to enter the intimacy of the make-up ritual of elegant women through the large collection of powder compacts by Anne De Thoisy-Dallem, the remarkable collection of powder boxes, perfume bottles, advertisements and posters, from the International Perfume Museum, as well as prestigious posters from the Forney Library. > Book preview
'The twenty-first century will be mystical or it will not be.' André Malraux. Although the act of sacralization is often considered specific to the «faraway» peoples and to ancient civilizations, references to the sacred are omnipresent in our modern Western society.
Mangú is a painter whose essential and permanent concern is always to place man at the centre of a threatened world. His work is part of the continuity of the great painters, those who like Bonnard relied on nature as a key vector of the relationship with the living world.
A major figure in French abstraction of the late 20th century, Martin Barré (1924-1993 probed the fundamental parameters of painting for five decades. During the last 15 years, his work has received increasing attention in the United States. For Transatlantique, Molly Warnock brings together six American artists who share their invaluable perspectives on...
A richly illustrated book exploring the career and oeuvre of American artist KAWS. The catalogue, edited by Germano Celant, documents the first exhibition in the Middle East by KAWS (Brian Donnelly, born 1974, USA).
This book contains a photographic report on the creation of the curtain for the Shanghai Opera House by Olivier Debré. He also took part in a painting session in the Chinese countryside of Hangzhou. Works unveiled during this work.
Like a visual tale, Dutch photographer Louise Honée takes us into the daily life of children and teenagers of West Virginia. Louise Honée turned her gaze to the forgotten America decimated by the demise of the mining industry.
What can you do when faced with a somber fate? Take pictures. Since December 2017, Charlotte Mano, 28, has been photographing her mother who suffers from an incurable illness.
This volume is dedicated to Taddeo di Bartolo (c. 1362-1422), painter of Sienese origin who, as the traveling master he was, spent a good part of his career moving between Tuscany, Liguria and Umbria, serving politically and economically powerful families, public authorities, large religious orders and brotherhoods.
Erwin Olaf (1959) is regarded as one of the best contemporary portrait photographers worldwide, known for his style, filled with mysterious and contemplative atmospheres, for his mises en scène and stage-like compositions.
« Myth is timeless, as painting has become. My works usually revolve around stories that are so old we cannot determine their origin. It is the very idea of the origin that interests me, no doubt precisely because it can't be found ! Just as the truth of myth is utterly elusive. » Gérard Garouste
Organised by the Contemporary Creation and Prospective Department of the Centre Pompidou, the exhibition Globale(e) Resistance, reveals for the first time some fifty artists' acquisitions since 2013.
Catalogue of the eponymous collective exhibition at the Matisse Museum, Tout va bien Monsieur Matisse is a work proposing, through more than a hundred works, the different filiations resulting from Henri Matisse's plastic work. > See exhibition details
In 1942, legendary collector and gallery owner Peggy Guggenheim opened her Art of this Century gallery in New York. As early as 1943, curated by Marcel Duchamp and advising artists of the time, she presented an exhibition that focused exclusively on female avant-garde artists: "Exhibition by 31 Women" (January 5 - 31, 1943).
At the crossroads of arts, cultures, times, worlds and societies, real or fictional, the exhibition Enki Bilal presents drawings, paintings, films, writings, from his beginnings in comics from the 1970s to his most recent works, some to be discovered, produced for Landerneau, such as the series prepared in response to Picasso's famous painting, Guernica.
The first complete and bilingual monograph on the contemporary American painter David Diao, which brings together international authors among the best connoisseurs of the artist's work (United States, France, Germany).
Beyond his world-renowned “IKB” Blue, Klein has produced a body of work that crosses the boundaries of conceptual art, corporal art and happening, signalling a radical turning point for modern art.
Ndary Lo (1961-2017) is renowned as a highly talented sculptor whose reputation has spread well beyond the borders of his native country. Departing this life all too soon, he has left behind an assortment of willowy figures and many unanswered questions.
The Amazonian basin: this stunning territory, endowed with unparalleled biodiversity, has become the symbol of an ecological disaster. Yet the complex socio-political, economical, and environmental context has also witnessed the birth of a strong artistic scene, marked by an endless fascination for the magnificent and constantly changing tropical forest.
Claire Debril (born in 1927) is a recognized French ceramist who began her activity in 1962 in the studio of Bernard Soleil. She lived in Gien from 1970 to 1974 and worked exceptional pieces. His works have been exhibited in many museums, including Les Arts Décoratifs de Paris and the Musée de la Céramique in Sèvres, etc.
Gregory Masurovsky finds his inspiration both in his imagination and in everyday reality where he seeks to express "the extraordinary of the ordinary". This book retraces, from 1956 to the present day, the adventures and revelations of his sergeant-major pen and presents a luminous and subtle work which reminds us of the dynamics, the marvelous and the...
"You represent for me not only love but independent elegance" - (A letter from Yves Saint Laurent to Betty Catroux)
The Museo del Prado presents this unique book that reproduces the Francisco de Goya's skechbook Cuaderno C. Produced during the War of Independence and the years of repression that followed (1808-1820), it covers a wide range of subjects, from aspects of daily life to dreamy visions of the night world, from the prisoners of the Inquisition to monastic life.
On the occasion of the 9th edition of Carte blanche, the National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet has chosen the contemporary Chinese artist Ru Xiao Fan. Painter, sculptor, storyteller, lover of life, poet of humour, he has imagined for the MNAAG a pantheon of delicate and facetious divinities.
The quintessence of Paris is shown through 32 of the most beautiful photographs by Brassaï, Cartier-Bresson, Depardon, Doisneau, Erwitt, Kertész, Ronis... each of whom composes a portrait of the city.
Roman church interiors throughout the Early Modern age were endowed with rich historical and visual significance.
This book takes as its starting point the work of Giuseppe Penone, the tree / sculpture Gravity and Growth, installed in Frankfurt in front of the European Central Bank in 2014. > See exhibition details
Lee Krasner is one of the major women artists of the 20th century. This memoir is full of first hand material based on interviews with Krasner and with her friends, fellow artists, gallerists, and curators. Often seen in her role as Pollock's companion and then widow, Krasner made important contributions to the development of American Abstract Expressionism.
Khaled Alkhani's undisguised, living, contemporary expressionism wards off bad memories. His majestic art tells of the infinite life that resists infinitely. And his paintings, clad with wounded suns, dazzles our living space. Christian Noorbergen
Described during his lifetime as the "Prince of fashionable portrait painters", Ambrose McEvoy broke down the boundaries of portrait painting with the use of coloured electric light and daring virtuosity. Swathes of high-society figures fell to his brush - from flappers to royalty, actors to military commanders.
Kader Attia is a French artist of Algerian origin whose work revolves around sculpture, in situ installations, collages of paper and pictures, video editing and photography.
La Petite armée met en marche économie et idéologie et questionne sur le flux des échanges à l'heure de la mondialisation. Installations ou vidéos le sujet, dans l'oeuvre d'Hakima ElDjoudi n'est pas exactement là où se trouve l'oeuvre mais dans ce qu'elle déclenche.
Thirty-three artists from France and Belgium have been selected for this second edition of contemporary art in AUtun, with a dialogue between modern and contemporary works, and a mix of well-known names with up and coming artists.
The Centre Pompidou reviews the work of Bernard Frize, an important French painter on the international artistic scene right from his early work in 1977.
For the last twenty years, the Liliane Bettencourt Prize pour l’intelligence de la main®, established by the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, has highlighted the exceptional skills, creativity, and innovation of craftspeople involved in the French contemporary art scene. This exhibition catalog is a reflection of the Fondation’s commitment to...
A damning examination of Monsanto’s ecological impact on America, through archival documents and photographs
The limited oeuvre of the Ghent architect Gaston Eysselinck (1907-1953) provides some of the most compelling evidence of innovation in Belgian architecture.
Hans Fohan's painting distance themselves with great silence from the excess with wich society today is saturated. His instinct for purity leads the viewer into the aesthetic experience of the unspeakable, like poetry that avoids all superfluous words.
In 2017 the Rubens House in Antwerp received two exceptional masterpieces on long-term loan from a private collection : the Vision of Saint Catherine, a painting that has meanwhile become known worldwide as "David Bowie's Tintoretto", and Portrait of a Lady and her Daughter, one of Titian's rare double portraits of a woman and child.
With a focus on identity, its construction and forms of its transformation, the exhibition tackles central issues of contemporary art and society. New technologies such as the Internet, gene manipulation and cloning are causing us to ponder more and more on the concept of identity as it relates to subject generation and definition.
Picasso’s artistic output is astonishing in its ambition and variety. Picasso and Paper examines a particular aspect of his legendary capacity for invention: his imaginative and original use of paper.
Pioneer of abstraction, Otto Freundlich (1878-1943), at the start of his career in 1908, stayed at the Bateau-Lavoir, in Montmartre, where he met Picasso, Braque and Delaunay. A committed and visionary artist, he carries a powerful message in favor of a reinvented humanism, operating a synthesis between the arts, philosophy and politics. > See...
Furusiyya in the East meets Chivalry in the West. Discover how these distict practices of combat and knightly values led to a specific culture in the Islamic East and the largely Christian West.