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La peinture photographe

Claude Rutault - La peinture photographe
Claude Rutault's writings on relationships between painting and photography.
Since 1973, the French conceptual painter Claude Rutault (1941-2022) has used 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.
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)
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