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Artistic Anecdotes, HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

26 May

By matrimonial crossings, I happen to be an "added piece" in the family circle of the famous photographer, Henri Cartier Bresson.My admiration for his photographic work annoys him. He dedicated himself almost entirely to drawing at that timeQuite academic drawings, in pastel or pencil; series of prehistoric animal carcasses from the Museum of Natural Sciences, landscapes of the south, or those seen from its window. The last exhibition at the Grande Bibliothèque in Paris largely shows his drawings ... a smaller part is devoted to photography. Teresa, a Polish friend, is the champion of typical cuisine and undisputed master of a memorable dish: cabbage stuffed with buckwheat and porcini mushrooms. Henri is one of the aficionados.A few months before his disappearance, I organize a dinner with his favorite specialty.He arrives early, already with a cane, takes off his heavy loden coat, refuses to be helped to remove it. Cabbage is served: magnificent, fragrant.Suddenly I hear Henri Cartier-Bresson speak Polish!Not really speaking, but swearing with the most filthy words, that I could not pronounce myself! Whoww!My guests do not share my language and only Teresa shows signs of emotion while blushing, an angel passes.And Henri recounts his departure during the German occupation with other

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Bansky exposition at a new museum in Amsterdam

Bansky exposition at a new museum in Amsterdam

29 March 2016

The inauguration of a new museum on the Place of the museums in Amsterdam is featuring the exhibitions of Banksy and Warhol. The Modern Contemporary (Moco) Museum (Museum of Contemporary Modern Art) will open its doors in early April. The inaugural ...

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T.O by Lipton x Cirque du Soleil, aquatic TV campaign

T.O by Lipton x Cirque du Soleil, aquatic TV campaign

3 November 2015

Born from the collaboration of TO by Lipton with Cirque du Soleil, this film is in the form of a dazzling aquatic choreography. It celebrates the magic of movement and the infusion of flavors embodied by revolution TO by Lipton. Cirque ...

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A 3000 m² image to tell a global story by Wim Tellier

A 3000 m² image to tell a global story by Wim Tellier

24 September 2015

The artist Wim Tellier manufactures large-scale art installations incorporating photos into the environment in the form of landscape art. It has been hailed internationally for his following art projects: "We Wish" in 2006 in which he made an enlargement of 600 ...

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Peter Lindbergh,  A Different History of Fashion

Peter Lindbergh, A Different History of Fashion

15 September 2015

In September 2016, the Kunsthal Rotterdam Museum is presenting A Different History of Fashion, the first major retrospective dedicated to the German legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh. After World premiere in Rotterdam, the exhibition will tour around the world from 2017. The ...

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Photography Project, Women by Annie Leibovitz

Photography Project, Women by Annie Leibovitz

20 August 2015

The well-known American photographer, Annie Leibovitz, takes her tour with Women photographic project Annie Leibovitz is the photographer that knows how to put stories in images. Among her projects, the Woman was created 15 years ago in collaboration with Susan Sontag. It ...

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How can brands transform liking-lurkers into brand-loving advocates?

How can brands transform liking-lurkers into brand-loving advocates?

23 June 2015

Brands often boast about the number of "likes", followers and tweets they garner, but are these measures of brand advocacy too crude? Are people that "like" and follow everything true brand promoters? As companies grapple with the meaning and impact of social ...

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Yayoi Kusama, the world's most popular artist

Yayoi Kusama, the world's most popular artist

17 April 2015

Art remains a form of contemporary expression of individual creativity. The known magazine Art Newspaper made a statistic about the impact of art nowadays.  Last week, Art Magazine revealed the top artists of the world by the impact they had on their exhibitions. ...

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Balenciaga Exhibition, the magician of the lace

Balenciaga Exhibition, the magician of the lace

30 March 2015

On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Cristóbal Balenciaga (Getaria, 1895-1972, Javea, Spain), the City of the Calais lace is devoting an exhibition to the great couturier. It addresses a novel topic: the work lace of Balenciaga, ...

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