Some art topics
This section includes some very different topics. A comic strip (The amazing story of M.!) that will get enriched all along our updates, a chronicle held by François Chevalier between January 2013 and September 2015 - the very high quality urged us to leave them accessible -, some short sentences (artists' viewpoints ), sometimes corrosive, often full of humor, but also some examples of Eric Andréatta's "crazy" movies, stories of aerodynamism and propulsions! Read, see, look or listen, simply between us!
The amazing story of M. Petitchamp!
[Sorry, the speech balloons of thess comics are only available in French language] Not only the desire to draw, that's for sure, but more certainely the wish to tell a story. Patrick Bertrand, Michelle Champetier's husband, a former architect has conceived and realized the scenario and drawings of this comic book. He is the author of about fifteen works mainly for youth litterature, published by different editors (Actes Sud, Seuil, Lo Païs, Ricochet, etc).
The heroine, M. Petitchamp, is of pure imagination. None of the characters we encounter in this extraordinary adventures belong to reality and any resemblance to existing characters would be fortuitous.
A delivery of two plates - freshly drawn and bubbled - will be released (in theory) on each new update. Enjoy reading!Discover
Small tale(s) of the secret madness
[Sorry, these texts are only available in French language] We have wished to offer François Chevalier a small free space for writing and thoughts because he seemed to us a fascinating-passionated storyteller and art lover (combining mockery and strength). Journalist and art critic, then producer at France Culture radio and collaborator to the gallery then the Foundation Aimé Maeght, he was the founder and the editor-in-chief of the issue « Chroniques de l'art vivant », before dedicating himself logically to the archetypal visual art of the XXth century: movies . He is the author, in 2010, of the book « La société du mépris de soi - De l'Urinoir de Duchamp aux suicidés de France Télécom », published by editions Gallimard. Here are eight texts to be savored, each on very different artists, going from Alberto Giacometti to François Fiedler, via Chillida, Joan Miro, Ubac, Kienholz, Calder or Francis Bacon.Discover
Short, a line or two, these viewpoints were written or said by the artists. On every new update, we shall offer you a new sentence, a sentence for the simple pleasure to think. The sentence sometimes smooth, sometimes rubbing us up the wrong way or being just strong punchlines. These few words, which cling to one another, occasionally, to their advantage, take often place of a long discourse. You will find here the words or writings of artists as different as Gaston Chaissac or Edgar Degas, as Cézanne or Hundertwasser. No matter how long ago a sentence has been pronounced or written, it retains a timeless force that will still make its way for the decades to come. « By dint of bearing everything, one ends up tolerating everything. By dint of tolerating everything, we finally accept everything. By dint of accepting everything, we end up approving everything. »Discover
The hour of the firecracker
The eight movies presented here were integrated on our website between February 2012 and April 2014. They have been conceived and realized by Eric Andréatta. Self-taught, Eric paints, carves and realizes installations. His eye full of mischievousness, the man is warm, overflowing with humor and most often carries a staggered and percussive look on our lives. If we are talking here of aerodynamic stories and propulsions, we will have to adorn ourselves with a panoply of incredulity when we discover that the heroes are just a vacuum cleaner, a suitcase, an iron, a telephone or anything else, all of them from a bygone era! We are here not only strongly advising our visitors not to reproduce these explosive experiments, but rather strongly advising them to watch these heart-warming flames!Discover
Our greeting cards
Léo, our son, and the website of our gallery were born the same year, in 2002. Very soon, we decided to associate them through our gallery greeting cards. From the newborn child to the teenager, via the child, discover here at the same time all the past greetings cards and the last one. And because it is still time: Happy New Year to all!Discover