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…
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 It suffers from being unjustly represented as outdated, whereas it has never ceased to be a source of creativity.
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.
The engravers’ association, Pointe & burin, is organizing its annual exhibition at the Taylor Foundation from May 2 to June 15, 2019. Engravers from Gascony are the guests of honor.
One of the most prestigious annual photography events will be taking place in New York from 4 to 7 April 2019. This is the 39th edition of the Photography Show organised by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).
Fabien Verschaere will be showing his “Everyday is Your Birthday” project, consisting of 45 drawings done on white Velin d’ARCHES® 400 gsm paper, as part of the Immortality in the Cloud exhibition at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul (Korea) from 22 February to 12 May 2019.
It was at the age of 28, after spending his early years drawing, that Richard naturally moved on to watercolour. By dint of hard work and experimentation, he has perfected his art to such a degree where he is now recognised worldwide.