Art Exposition in Paris: “Ce Fameux Livre!” – “That famous book” – 40 illustrators and their points of view on their childhood books – Médiathèque Françoise Sagan

ce fameux livreIf you thought i was writing just for Beautiful Freaks Magazine, then you’re wrong! Music is not the only mainstay. My job is to stay open and catch opportunities. And you should not loose this one, you have untill the 31st of october.

There’s this quote i admire written by G.K. Chesterton that says :

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”

And i think that’s the core of the exhibition itself: artists did not kill their dragons. They did something more constructive: they took their time to watch the beast in the eyes, sometimes flying with it. They created a dialog, sometimes as kids, sometimes as grown adults. And what came out was an interesting walk in the hallway of others 40 peoples soul.

The most interesting artist to me is Antoine Doré. I had the chance to meet this guy, who gently collaborated to become a character in a friend’s movie.  What is cool about Antoine, is that you don’t need to ask. What you see is what you get. The metaphors are there, understandable, you don’t need a translation, somebody to guide you. It’s direct, he follows the french classical comic style (I’m always exited to see his works because i can really feel a connection to Moebius line and communication syntax) and you don’t need to be a genius to get to the point.

“HATCHING” – ANTOIRE DORE’ -Inspired by “Le Temps des Dinosaures” by D. Norman and A. Milner.
A full immersion in these mythical and ancient world
This egg represents the birth of his interest for reading and drawing.

One work i enjoyed as well, very amusing for it’s “biblical and Marxist” interpretation was this one:

Reinterpretation des schtroumpf

LE SCHTROUMPF DE FOIN – FRANK OMER

In its description the artists says that during his childhood he used to read his father’s Schtroumpf albums (like every one of us i guess); and years later he discovered the “nullité inclassable”(cit.), translated it means the “unclassifiable uselessness” of these albums. It remembered me i had the same impression after i grew up… i thought it was all so weird and disturbing about these blue guys living in a…a hallucinogenics mushrooms. And his piece (ink and acquarels) really describes some people’s feeling about the Schtroumpfs.

LA FICELLE

LA FICELLE “THE STRING” – CLOTHILDE DELACROIX –
Inspired by “”Voyage au bout de l’éponge” de H. Traxler

There are 40 works to admire in all the exposition, and even if i would, it’s not possible for me to show everything here. But i would like to show you this work from Gilles Bachelet, who chose Jules Vernes “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” for this amazing illustration:

GILLES BACHELET

GILLES BACHELET

When we finished to look at the works…. I saw there was a bunch of books. I was so happy to see again Joëlle Jolivet’s works. It came back to me as a flash … when i was at school i found a book, and i really fell in love:

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I took my time to seat there and swim into the memories.

It felt good to be right there, in that moment, with my best friend Charlotte. I took a moment to look at her and realize i knew her since 26 years.

Well as you can see, it’s an opportunity to spend a good time in Paris, for free, and discover nice art of the capital.  Here are the artists:

artists

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