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ARTI’VIEW by ARCHES®

For all those who want to talk about their artistic technique with a new showcase, we’ve named this new feature ARTI’VIEW by ARCHES®!

Velin BFK Rives® paper

What does the acronym BFK (Rives) stand for? A small family concern created in 1787 in Rives, in the French Department of Isère, the Blanchet de Rives paper mill became Blanchet Frères & Kléber in 1820 when brothers Augustin and Victor Blanchet joined forces with Jean-Antoine Didier Kléber.

ARCHES® special papers for photography – a long history!

Today, ARCHES® is very proud to present to photographers & printmakers its new range of papers for high-end fine art digital printing. These papers have an innovative surface coating specially developed by its research centres. These are the whitest papers on the market made on a cylinder mould without optical brighteners!

Picasso and the Comic Strip

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.

Marianne Guély

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.

Who is Giang Dinh?

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…