Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bouroullec brothers in Versailles

Here is a slide show about the installation of this grand  crystal sculptural chandelier made by the Bouroullec brothers in Versailles. You saw previously its picture in my November blog when it was in a warehouse.
It looks like a giant necklace.

Le lustre des frères Bouroullec à Versailles.

Ce lustre a été baptisé Gabriel, du nom de l'escalier au-dessus duquel il a été déployé, conçu en 1772 par l'architecte du roi, Ange-Jacques Gabriel.


Art in Cambodge

Beautiful abstract pictures about silk taken in Cambodge by Toy Monireth:

Color of Silk,
par Toy Monireth

They are currently being displayed during the Photo festival in  Phnom Penh, CAmbodge


Color of Silk,th

Calder at LACMA

Last week-end, I went to see the exhibition Calder and Abstraction which was amazing. I found this link to LACMA Flickr where you can see the beautiful sculptures.

All the sculptures look freshly painted as if Calder was still alive and making them.

Lacma picture


Eric Jourdan, French Designer

Eric Jourdan is a talented French designer . This is an article on him with a slideshow. He has been noticed in several major projects and rewards.


Tour-miroir. Géométrique agrémentée de quelques rondeurs, cette psyché se pare de noyer et métal laqué (12 exemplaires).
 Crédits : Galerie Gossere

Monday, December 16, 2013

Yves St-Laurent costumes sketches

Pierre Bergé is publishing some sketches created by Yves St Laurent regarding costumes for the theater and movies. You might recognize some of them.

Please check this slideshow

Bal des têtes, 1957 : croquis de costume.
 Crédits : Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Norton Simon -Pasadena.........to street art

It has been so several times that I told myself that I need to refresh  and see the old masters at the Norton Simon. Finally an opportunity came up and it was great to see all these talented classic painters portraits. Especially Rembrandt, Goya, Degas, Van Gogh, etc...

Just look at the eyes of the portrait below. This 380 years old man could look like one your neighbors without his costume.
If you look at the details of his collar, it is very light almost abstract texture while his eyes are photographically amazing.

 Rembrandt van Rijn  - Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Wide-Brimmed Hat

Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Wide-Brimmed Hat,1633

Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch, 1606-1669
Oil on panel
27-1/2 x 21-1/2 in. (69.9 x 54.6 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation
© 2012 Norton Simon Art Foundation

And this morning I happen to run on an article about Street art that shows that figurative portraiture is back with a twist again. Look at this video made on established French street artist C215


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ousmane Sow join the 'Académie des beaux-arts à Paris

Dear readers,

If you remember this incredible art exhibition on the Pont des Arts in Paris of Ousmane Sow sculptures, you will be delighted to read this article about his integration as a member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris.Here is his website: http://ousmanesow.com/mac/index.htm


"Le guerrier debout", d'Ousmane Sow.

"Le guerrier debout", d'Ousmane Sow. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

LACDA art show coming soon

Dear Readers,

I will be exhibiting one digital piece Bird in Pompidou at LACDA gallery within a large group of artists  in downtown Los Angeles.

Opening Reception Thursday December 12, 2013, 7-9 pm
in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk

Dates: December 12, 2013- January 2014

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

104 East Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Bird in Pompidou

Monday, December 2, 2013

Saul Leiter New York photographer

A trailer from a documentary ' In no great hurry' about a great American photographer Saul Leiter who just died a couple days ago at age 89. I did not know him but I like the few pictures I just saw.

He was also a pretty good painter:

Saul Leiter: Paintings: slide 18


Sigmar Polke

Dear readers,

This is a nice coming up retrospective about Sigmar Polke showing his great range of paintings.


Two interesting women

Dear reader,

This is an interview about the painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye who was selected among 4 artists for the Turner prize 2013.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: The Tell Them Where It's Got To, 2013, Oil on canvas, 60 x 55 cm

The winner is the French artist Laure Prouvost.