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Tinguely Museum in Bâle, owns a great success. The artist's world is everywhere highlighted by an extraordinary permanent collection, always accompanied by one or several temporary exhibitions. A quiet place where the surprising « machines » will make you very happy !
In the sixties, Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman bought a property on the hills of Antibes, and built, following Hartung’s own plans, their villa and studios. Actually a Foundation, it's a site of major interest. We'll also discover the essential Hartung’s catalogue raisonné of prints. Hats off !
Pierre Bonnard Museum in Cannet (north of Cannes, France) is a new museum. It is composed of a modern building, extension of a typical house from the « Belle Epoque » located on the French Riviera. A successful place with always interesting exhibitions, this Museum is worth your visit.
Mb Francis Bacon Foundation
We supported our friend Majid Boustany at the beginning of his project. With will power and determination, patience, and unfailing perseverance, he has been able to carry on his project. Thus, Francis Bacon is present in the Principality of Monaco, a town he loved and which has been his main residence from 1946 to 1950.
Art lovers, artists, photographs, researchers, you are here in your universe ! Prints and Photography department preserves here 15 millions of documents. The welcome of the BnF Richelieu (French national Library) is pleasant, well organized and suggests good advices.
Managed by engravers Hector Saunier and Juan Valladares, the engraving studio Contrepoint, in Paris, is the extension of Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17. He trains many artists from all over the world, especially coming to learn simultaneous colors technics. This website presents many elements about Hayter and his famous Atelier 17.
Pierre Cayol prints
It's about the catalogue raisonné « Pierre Cayol -graphic art 1959-2016 ». Discover lithographs, prints, linocuts, illustrated books of the artist who is living and working in Tavel, near Avignon. It's one of the first catalogue raisonné of prints offered on internet. It was completed by Patrick Bertrand, Michelle Champetier's husband.
Roger Platiel prints
En 3 langues (français, anglais et allemand), voici l'accès libre vers « Roger Platiel - L'oeuvre gravé 1956-1978 ». Réalisé par Patrick Bertrand, mari de Michelle Champetier, il vous fera découvrir le formidable travail de cet artiste, mort très jeune, et qui travailla au sein de l'Atelier 17, auprès de Stanley William Hayter.
Jim Monson prints
By this link, you will be directly driven to the section « Catalogue raisonné des estampes 1966-2016 » of the american artist Jim Monson’s website ; he has lived and worked for many years on the hills of Nice. He is today one of the great experts in wood engraving done by the progressive reduction of wood. Magnificent ! Both in french and english languages, it was completed by Patrick Bertrand, Michelle Champetier's husband, closely with the artist.
Fantastic american jazz pianist, discover - for those who never heard about him - his mesmerizing music. Great improviser, he's really a musician involved in forms and structures. Just go and listen to his numerous albums, trio or solo, in studio or live.
This website submits an online version of The North American Indian, the work of Edward Curtis in twenty volumes ; those almost 5000 pages of text are accompanied by more than 2200 vintage photographs. Originally, these works were published between 1907 and 1930. The pictures and the descriptions reflect the dominant Euro-American cultural perspectives at the time of it's author : Native Americans were at that time considered as « primitives » whose traditions represented an « endangered species ». The modern reader will have to consult this work remembering the context in which it was made.
Michael Grab is an artist who plays with gravity. He's a master of « rock balancing » art, the magic act of balancing stones. With a slowly gesture, he gets ready for a long wait, in the search of inner silence, looking for improbable harmonies. A source of inspiration !
National museum, the museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations stands up at the entrance to Marseille harbor. The horizon in front it, is the symbol of what it is: a forum, a place for debate, where presentations of reference and temporary exhibitions center on social issues. Brand new and yet essential !