How did Toulouse Lautrec, an aristocrat from Languedoc, impose his lucid, serious and funny vision on an electric Paris in the heart of the 1890s? In what way was he a precursor of the avant-garde movements of the 20th century, such as futurism? The exhibition "Toulouse-Lautrec Resolutely Modern", with its selection of 200 works, aims both to reintegrate the artist into a broader artistic panorama than the one in which he has been confined (La culture de Montmartre) and to highlight his ability to capture the reality of contemporary society. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
"He invents singular situations in the spatial setting of his drawing. His strange characters, half black, half white, half human, half god, offer us a story to build, an open narrative that solicits…

Cinema

#TAMPA (Florida) While the second edition of the Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival is taking place from October 18 to 20, smArty met one of the guests, Cuban director Miguel Coyula, who is presenting…
Documentary by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts. Released on October 9, 2019. Waad al-Kateab is a young Syrian woman who lives in Aleppo when war breaks out in 2011. Under the bombardments, life…
Documentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Released on October 2, 2019. While each of us has a genetic heritage, we also have a psychological heritage that is passed on from generation to generation. Alejandro Jodorowsky,…

Drawing

"He invents singular situations in the spatial setting of his drawing. His strange characters, half black, half white, half human, half god, offer us a story to build, an open narrative that solicits…
Art is about discovery, about emotion at all times. Each artist with his particular sensitivity touches our senses. This article is a tribute to a great artist who died a few days ago.…
She found her way with engraving and now completes it with drawing. Two mediums that reveal a singular universe, a dreamer, from which come out imaginary characters and animals. Through her works, Marie…

Photo

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#MIAMI  Human nudity and collective identity become perceptible in the photographic project of Flor Mayoral   First it’s curious. Behind the window of several shop windows, we see photos of people who make the…
#NEW YORK Christie's house will sell on October 29th the legendary 1959 Hasselblad 500C by Douglas Kirkland. Photographer of All Hollywood, he wrote his name in marble when, in 1961, he made a…
#BANGKOK Is the Thai capital on the verge of dethroning the Western capitals and establishing itself as the new mecca for graffiti artists? In any case, it is the feeling that grips us when…

Auctions

#LONDON Neither an abstract expressionist work nor a monumental sculpture in the shape of a solid gold toilet, the one that marked London Art Week and catalyzed the attention of the whole world this…
#NEW YORK Christie's house will sell on October 29th the legendary 1959 Hasselblad 500C by Douglas Kirkland. Photographer of All Hollywood, he wrote his name in marble when, in 1961, he made a…
#AUCTION 50 years after the very first steps of Man on the Moon by the crew members of the Apollo 11, the year 2019 continues to celebrate this unparalleled event. Exhibitions, conferences, books…

Contemporary art

From Venice, Anecdotes on Origin #VENICE The hot Venetian summer is now over, but not its countless artistic events. The city of the doge in fact rewards the arts during the 58th edition…
#LYON In a Biennale that is willingly pessimistic about the future of the planet and humanity, Pannaphan Yodmanee's poetic work, imbued both with anxiety and a possible escape through spirituality, opens a brightening…
#PARIS  Under the title "The Dreamer of the Forest", forty artists have settled in the Zadkine Museum. Dedicated to the sculptor Ossip Zadkine, the museum, (a real green setting nestled in the heart of…

Arty

"He invents singular situations in the spatial setting of his drawing. His strange characters, half black, half white, half human, half god, offer us a story to build, an open narrative that solicits…
From Venice, Anecdotes on Origin #VENICE The hot Venetian summer is now over, but not its countless artistic events. The city of the doge in fact rewards the arts during the 58th edition…
#LONDON Neither an abstract expressionist work nor a monumental sculpture in the shape of a solid gold toilet, the one that marked London Art Week and catalyzed the attention of the whole world this…

Smart

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#Manga Probably the work I most appreciated of this kind is being tackled. I'm not going to lie to you, after it was read, I had a furious desire to box! In this…
Documentary by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts. Released on October 9, 2019. Waad al-Kateab is a young Syrian woman who lives in Aleppo when war breaks out in 2011. Under the bombardments, life…
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#Manga Kuroko's Basketball, originally named Kuroko no basuke, is one of the most popular sports mangas in Japan. Long among the TOP 10 of Japanese sales exhibited in the top Oricon, a top…