Picasso and the Comic Strip was the theme of one of the two not-to-be-missed exhibitions at the Musée Picasso in Paris at the end of 2020. The second one entitled Picasso Poet was to have run at the same time. They shared a common theme, the link between text and image in the work of Pablo Picasso.
It was during her training in industrial design at ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres, where she graduated in 1989, that Marianne Guély discovered and tamed paper, which would become the signature material for her creations. Working first as a freelance designer, her expertise in using objects and space as a territory of expression for brands was sharpened when she joined forces with the Cent Degrés agency.
Giang Dinh was born in Hue, Vietnam in 1966. When he was about 7 years old, his parents gave him some books on origami. He studied architecture, but the Vietnam War broke out and the family lost everything. But he still had in his memory a few traditional origami models that he had learned from those books. He moved to the United States to continue his architecture studies. The one day in 1996, by chance he came across one of the books he parents had given him in a bookshop…
Jules Perrigot was born on 3 November 1861 in Vimoutiers in Normandy. Following the deaths of his parents and his elder sister, he decided to leave his native region and move to Paris, where he made many friends and met his future wife. Claire was the daughter of Léon Masure, director and owner of Papeteries d’Arches, who lost his life in a fire in 1897. The pair married on 11 February 1888 in Arches, and the paper mill was Claire’s dowry.
In 1994, the Festival du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer picked up the torch dropped by the Festival International du Film Fantastique d’Avoriaz. The new festival was called “Fantastica” until 1996, when it took the name of “Fantastic’Arts”, a sign of its opening up to other forms of artistic expression as well as cinema, including the plastic arts. In 2009 the Festival changed its name to “Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer”.
In its contemporary form, engraving still has to prove that it deserves its place alongside other artistic disciplines. It suffers from being unjustly represented as outdated, whereas it has never ceased to be a source of creativity.