“Self-portrait in still life”, canvas dust

Still travel, it’s seasonal, “Around silent things”, Self-portrait in still life will have made us wander (future future, the grammatical time of ghosts, according to Jean-Paul Iommi-Amunatégui) in front of deserted tables, mummies in the frock of the Capuchin crypt in Palermo or the empty rooms in a row of the Danish painter Hammershøi. The […]

Hans Baluschek: The painter who discovered Berlin’s proletariat

WWhen you come out of the stimulating Hans Baluschek retrospective at the Bröhan Museum in Berlin after two hours of enthusiastic shows, the first question is: How can it be that such a fascinating painter, who took care of the poor and the outsiders like no other person who, moreover, was formally far more interesting […]

In Oslo, protecting mural frescoes by Picasso at the heart of the debates

Controversy rages around Picasso’s frescoes. Made in the 1950s and 1960s in Oslo on the exterior and interior facades of a government building, these mural works have been opposing two camps for several years. On the one hand the Norwegian government, which supports the demolition of the building, on the other the world of culture, […]

Yves Klein in Nice, blue in the skies

It’s a cloudless sky and the matrix of a work. That of one of the most important artists of the XXe century, born in Nice in 1928. He recounts it in 1961 in his Chelsea Hotel Manifesto : “That day, when I was lying on the beach in Nice, I began to hate birds flying […]

Philippe Cognée, painting disintegration and rebirth

Philippe Cognée easily accommodated the long period of confinement. His life will not have been so much changed by this moment of pause, shared by the entire population. In his studio in Vertou (Loire-Atlantique), on the peaceful outskirts of Nantes, surrounded by trees and flowers which he takes great care of, this affable but fundamentally […]

Saint Sebastian: The active ingredient that we have lost

Dhe picture that the famous Antonello da Messina was painted in 1478 for the San Rocco brotherhood in Venice is almost life-size. Today it hangs in the Dresden Picture Gallery. Semperbau, first floor, room 108, immediately left. At that time they heaved it onto the altar of the Church of San Giuliano, and when he […]

The more “human” Pearl Girl according to recent research

A table that never ceases to intrigue. For the first time since 1994, Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece entitled The Girl with the Pearl has undergone scientific review. The results obtained have still not made it possible to identify the model or even to know if it is a real person, announced in a press release the […]