" I don't paint Venuses or apples, or my last dream, or a dream I might have. I paint paintings, proposals in paint, questions about/to painting. " Martin Barré.
Avec la collaboration de : Yve-Alain Bois, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Clément Dirié, Michel Gauthier, Ann Hindry, Molly Warnock
«All the art of the past rises up before me - the art of all ages and all civilizations - everything becomes simultaneous as if space had replaced time».
Alberto Giacometti is more than a major twentieth-century artist - he is also one of the century's most intriguing characters. This biography, the result of new research, takes us into the private life of an artist haunted by his oeuvre, driven relentlessly by an uncompromising and demanding nature.
Following a childhood spent in his father's studio in Switzerland, and then his student days in Paris studying under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, the young artist split from his early mentors, looking instead to cubism, then surrealism. He earned near-immediate recognition for his work and the admiring friendship of André Breton, yet Giacometti soon turned his back on the surrealist objects that had brought him fame, opting instead to break away on his own - a choice that led him to the margins of mainstream movements. A friend to leading artists and intellectuals, he made his own way in the solitude of his legendary studio in Montparnasse. Strongly attracted to human representation and influenced by archaic and non-Western art, he eschewed naturalist representation in favor of a synoptic and sometimes tortured vision of the figure - one filled with mysterious power.
Catherine Grenier examines the factors that made Salvador Dalí one of the most significant contributors to twentieth century art. She offers astute analysis of Dalí's work and explains how his desire to become a legend fused with the events of a century to facilitate his rise to the top.
Although recognized first and foremost as a painter, Dalí experimented with a range of media. This volume draws on the literature, photography, film, and sculpture that Dalí produced throughout his career. From instantly recognizable paintings such as The Persistence of Memory, to surrealist icons such as the Lobster Telephone, to short films made with Luis Buñuel, this is a comprehensive analysis of Dalí's creative output.
The volume charts Dalí's progression as an artist and as controversial public figure.
His vast artistic and technical talent was evident from a young age and is documented in a chapter illustrated with early self-portraits and depictions of his family and surroundings in north-eastern Spain. Another, devoted to Dalí's influence on contemporary artists from Andy Warhol to Jeff Koons, is testament to the enduring longevity and relevance of his work. Grenier's attention to detail and refined analysis uncover a plethora of details on Dalí's professional and private life, offering fresh insight into the master artist, his inspirations, and motivations.
Ce catalogue d'exposition retrace le parcours de Cindy Sherman et rassemble plus de 250 reproductions de ses photogragraphies qui sont présentées par séries et de façon chronologique.