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Sur la route du Tokaido @ Musee Guimet

Sur la route du Tokaido @ Musee Guimet

It seems as I haven’ really come back from Japan… keep looking for indigo everywhere! On a busy day in paris, I managed to stop at the Musee Guimet to catch an exhibition showcasing a flurry of etchings from the famed Tokaido route. The Tokaido is the east and most famous of the Gokaido routes. It started...
Mei Line @ Buaisou, Part 1: advanced indigo dying and reserve techniques course

Mei Line @ Buaisou, Part 1: advanced indigo dying and reserve techniques course

A 10 day training organised by @leafluberon in Tokushima, Japan, at the @Buaisou-i workshop. An eagerly anticipated trip which went way ahead of my expectations. Filled with people passionate about indigo, natural dying practices, sustainability, life and slow fashion; it was an experience I will treasure for the years to come! You can also find...
Manoussos

Manoussos

A beautiful discovery, in a perched village of Crete, the house and studio of Manousos Chalkiada. A fabulous ceramist, but also a painter and photographer. And such a nice, welcoming  person :)! Some shots of his studio:      And of course we couldn’t leave empty handed… The Cretan ceramics found their place with ease...
Irving Penn @ Grand Palais

Irving Penn @ Grand Palais

A little game of guess who that is… I’ll only help with the ones I don’t know 😉 And the much more moving series of just people.. The original set up      On « Nuit blanche » evening
Kupka @ Grand Palais

Kupka @ Grand Palais

The exhibition takes us through a fascinating trip into abstraction and colours… bon voyage! When Charlie Hebdo seems mild compare to those caricatures, one might think that maybe we have a problem with religions… In « L’assiette au beurre » 1904 (!) Le Dieu du Vatican La Déesse de la raison Dieux Turcs La mendicité n’y est...
Affiches en lutte, 68-75 @ Beaux Art, Paris

Affiches en lutte, 68-75 @ Beaux Art, Paris

When the Beaux Arts where at the center of protests, printing every evening the posters that where to be placarded during the night..      ^*
Salon Cote Sud 2018

Salon Cote Sud 2018

My pic of the pics… Ceramiste Cecile Gasc, my favourite stand, I bought my favourite coffee cup ever :-), see website here: https://www.arts-de-fronze.fr Bazane design  Atelelier Benex, those jugs are amazing, when used outside, the air movement cool the water several degrees in the heat of the summer, an ancien low tech and efficient technique rediscovered...
Amandine Maillot @ La Criee3

Amandine Maillot @ La Criee3

Scene Interieure, Amandine Maillot, an exhibition in the lobby of La Criée theatre, Marseille. Interview of the artist here    
Prune Noury @ Musee Guimet

Prune Noury @ Musee Guimet

The artist Prune Noury was invited to show a retrospective of her work in the Musee Guimet, Paris’ Asian Arts Museum.  Her stunning and powerful pieces where shown dialoging with the museums’ regular exhibition: Holy daughters and Holy river, queries the place of girls in India today; Terracotta daughters recalls the faith of millions of aborted girls...
Teinture vegetale, Couleur Garance

Teinture vegetale, Couleur Garance

Some pictures of a week long course in vegetal fabric dying at the prestigious Couleur Garance school, see website here    And back home, at the studio:           
Fish market on Marseille's "Vieux Port"

Fish market on Marseille’s « Vieux Port »

Which other can metropole boast an authentic fish market most mornings of the year, bang in the middle of town? We follow Jose Potier, epicurean, and owner of « Rhizome, Les racines du gout », a high end epicerie in glamorous Endoume.    
Ici. Jean Pierre Raynaud. MAMO Marseille

Ici. Jean Pierre Raynaud. MAMO Marseille

Ici, 2017 Cuve au mâchefer, Cuve au cailloux blancs, Cuve aux cailloux blancs et trou d’homme, 1968 Autoportraits, 1980-86 Sans titre, 1993 Sens interdit, 2009         And also, La Maison de jean Pierre Raynaud, a 31 min movie by Michelle Porte … and finally a bit of blue sky and citée radieuse to...