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Storie ad Acquerello Festival in Bergamo

From 24 to 26 September, Bergamo will be hosting the second edition of the Storie ad Acquerello festival. This is Italy’s first festival dedicated to the watercolour painting technique. The event was created and designed by Laura Cortinovis, a well-known illustrator and author of children’s books from Bergamo.

Gaillac Festival papier[s] photo

Gaillac Festival papier [s] photo From 19 to 25 August 2022 Gaillac will be hosting the Festival Papier [s] Photo, an event that celebrates photographic printing and, of course, the paper itself.

Jean-Paul Marchal, wood engraver and picture maker in Épinal

Born in 1928, Jean-Paul Marchal grew up among the wood shavings of his grandfather’s joinery workshop. First, he was a primary school teacher and it was only when he retired that he returned to his original passion, drawing.  At the age of 55, he took classes at the Image d’Épinal school to learn typography. Very quickly, he honed his techniques and perfected his know-how until his talent was revealed by an art critic who immediately dubbed him the “Imagier d’Épinal”, the picture maker of Épinal.

New additions to the ARCHES® Platine range

In 1992, ARCHES® became the first paper mill to develop a special paper for platinum and palladium photographic printing and blue prints: ARCHES® Platine. It has become the paper of choice for photographers who print their work with these alternative techniques. The Arches paper mill has decided to expand its ARCHES® Platine range of papers with two new additions.

ARCHES®, a Living Heritage Company

The Arches paper mill obtained the “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (Living Heritage Company) mark of recognition for the first time in 2017. It has just been awarded the precious distinction again, for a further five years.


Manifestampe is celebrating the tenth edition of the Fête de l’Estampe on and around 26 May 2022 in towns and cities all over France and Europe. This great event devoted to engraving, lithography, screen printing and also digital processes is an ideal opportunity to celebrate printmaking in all its forms.

Henri Matisse exhibition, Jazz, final proofs

A major exhibition is at the Galerie de l’Institut in Paris until 23 April 2022: Henri Matisse, “Jazz”, the previously unseen final proofs of the compositions produced for the famous book published by Tériade in 1947. The exhibition features a unique set of the artist’s pochoirs (stencil prints) and paper cut-out collages.

T’ang Haywen

Zeng Tianfu, who as an artist would go under the name T’ang Haywen, was born on 20 December 1927 in Xiamen in Fujian province, China. He arrived in France in 1948 and was one of the second generation of Chinese artists who emigrated there after the Second World War.