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Cécile Bart - Plein jour
Reference retrospective monograph conceived by French artist Cécile Bart, with five essays and more than 200 reproductions, from her earliest screens/paintings which brought her to public attention, playing on the clearance of light in the diaphanous body of a fine film of Tergal cloth, to her most recent works involving threads of coloured cotton and wool.
Since the late 1980s, Cécile Bart (born 1958 in Dijon, France) has induced viewers to experience seeing as an integral part of the world instead of detached from it. Her paintings are sometimes décor, sometimes moving bodies, and also part of an exhibition of the scenes created by the paintings themselves, to which are added the presence of the visitors. Indeed, Cécile Bart's paintings are sensitive tools for exploring the reality of a place and everything that gives life to it. Her painting/screen remains translucent; light passes through it and it can be seen through. It is almost impossible to look at the color alone. Everything which enters into the frame is projected onto it.
Texts by Christian Besson, Eric de Chassey, Julien Fronsacq, Dominique Païni, Pascal Rousseau.
published in 2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
20,5 x 26 cm (hardcover)
352 pages (222 color & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-84066-259-4
EAN : 9782840662594
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