From 7 September 2022 to 2 January 2023, the Centre Pompidou is devoting a major retrospective to Gérard Garouste, one of France’s most important contemporary painters.
The exhibition presents 120 important works by the artist along with graphic works for which the preparatory studies were done on Velin d’ARCHES® and Velin BFK Rives® paper.
Born in 1973 in Kunming in the Chinese province of Yunnan, a member of the Yi people, Chen Liu gained a M.A. in decorative painting in 1996 at the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts (now called The Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University). He teaches at the School of Fine Arts of Yunnan Art University.
At an exhibition in Lège-Cap Ferret running from 10 to 29 October 2022, Jean-François Escande, an architect and self-taught visual artist from Bordeaux, will be showing a number of works mainly done in series in Indian ink and charcoal.
It was during the Covid lockdown that Karlyn was able to explore new modes of expression and start to grasp the real extent of her abilities. She started by experimenting with sketching before eventually finding watercolours. The complexity of this medium immediately appealed to her. The fragility, the attitude and most of all the fluidity.
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.
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.
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