I found this amazing video footage, from 1926, showing Wassily Kandisky drawing Continue reading “Kandisky at work”
I came across this series of paintings, that I did when I was 12-13 years old, at my parents’ house. I certainly did not have, as a kid, a great intellectual depth. it was raw and mostly unconscious inspiration. Colours were just pouring out of the brush. Nevertheless, I still find myself today tormented by the same questions and reinventing the same concepts. Rewording them from time to time to feel clever or creative: dualism, reconciling different facets of the same reality, the quest for knowledge, the relation between mathematics and arts, silent resignation, the mysterious Blue color, truth in abstract painting, symbolism, etc. Continue reading “Early paintings”
“What do you think most about during the day?
Women. They are a complete mystery.” – S. Hawking
Jacques Louis David’s portrait of Parisian muse and socialite Juliette Récamier on her sofa (the style of which is now known as the récamier), is a remarkable painting. Continue reading “The great Mystery”
In 1956, Henri-Georges Clouzot sought to capture nothing less than the creative act of Pablo Picasso. The result was the great documentary: Le mystère Picasso. The film records Picasso creating and uncreating numerous scenes, allowing us to see his genius at work. All (or most of) the paintings were subsequently destroyed so that they would only exist on film. Continue reading “Le mystère de l’Art”