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La peinture photographe
Claude Rutault [see all titles]
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Claude Rutault La peinture photographe
Published by Art & Public.
Translated by Simon Pleasance.
published in 2001
bilingual edition (English / French)
14,5 x 20,5 cm
81 pages (colour illustrations)
out of print
Claude Rutault's writings on relationships between painting and photography.
Since 1973, Claude Rutault (born 1941 in Trois Moutiers, lives and works in Vaucresson, France) uses a simple method to create new artworks, using statements which he calls “definitions/methods”, later abbreviated to “d/m”, then, more recently “dm”. A definition/method is a text, describing a procedure that makes it possible to realize a painting by the artist. Using the original statement: “a canvas, stretched on a frame, painted the same colour as the wall on which it is hung”, Claude Rutault has produced a large body of written work which argue for the specific nature of painting through an analysis of its materiality, its history and its different functions.

See also Marie-Hélène Breuil: Claude Rutault – L'Inventaire.