Michel Gathier

With a literary background, Michel Gathier developed a passion for art very early, particularly during long stays abroad. He has contributed to the magazine “L’art vivant” and now writes in the Côte d’Azur cultural newspaper “La Strada” and in his blog “L’art de Nice”.

Michel Gathier’s Articles

After representing France at the Venice Biennale in 2015, Celeste Boursier-Mougenot wrote a beautiful story of water that grew from the basement to the roof of the François Schneider Foundation in Wattwiller. The…
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#NICE Through its involvement in reality and the interpretation it gives of it, the image is a form of the imagination through which our consciences and the world are built. Alain Fleischer is…
#NICE These are those moments when everyday objects escape from space, underline it or upset it, take on a function other than that assigned to them or transform it for another destiny. Moments…
#EZE Through the metaphors it deals with and the forms it takes, the garden naturally participates in artistic creation. Classic or baroque, he is in charge of the representations that at a certain…
#NICE There was this moment when, as early as the mid-1950s, art took hold of the street, everyday life and the signs of a society engulfed in the illusions of post-war technological progress.…
#LE MUY This extra soul that surrounds a work often lies in the place that welcomes it. The Venet Foundation in Le Muy in the Var spreads out in the perfection of the…
#BASEL Born in Germany in 1940, Rebecca Horn had the intuition that her native language could no longer speak the world and that it needed to be replaced by a more open, universal language:…
#MONACO To think of the earth means for an artist to experience it carnally. Feeling your wounds is also suffering this tear that artistic activity reveals and cauterizes at the same time. For…
#NICE Sometimes space is offered to us in the evidence of its angles, its openings or its partitioning but it only takes a little bit for all this to flicker as if a…
#NICE The posterity of a painter is not so much based on a legacy as on the vitality of the ramifications he has suggested to other artists who will succeed him. Thus Clément…
MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, a distress signal that may only be responded to with the help of art and poetry. «I'll say a few days about your latent births"wrote Rimbaud in "Vowels" to…
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#NICE Because it apparently refuses to accept the filter of thought and immediately confronts the spectator in a tense face-to-face situation, the painting of Jean-Marc Calvet asserts itself in its formidable power. Its…
#NICE It is not common for men with political responsibility to be involved in the dissemination of art from their own artistic activity. Robert Roux is one of them. Municipal councillor in the…
#MONTE-CARLO To physically experience a work takes on its full meaning when you meet Ettore Spalletti's works. As for defining them, we will always hesitate to identify these objects, a little bit pictures, sometimes…
#NICE If there is a tradition scrupulously respected in contemporary art on the Riviera, it is the traditional "evening visitors" itinerary that the Botox (s) network proposes every year! The weekend of May…
#MOUANS-SARTOUX Sometimes he draws with his eyes closed; his hand slips on the paper to filter out a few strands of memory, the memory of a grass or branch, a tangle of leaves,…
#NICE Resulting from drawing, black and white is not rooted in any natural order but has been enriched by cultural conventions related to photography and cinema. The lead pencil, graphite and the line…
#NICE Often a group exhibition is reduced to the juxtaposition of works resulting from an opportunity of circumstance. A unifying theme is not always enough to construct a narrative loaded with a concept…
#NICE As if from the roots of time, spice decoctions, ochre additions captured by the whims of the sun and the weather permeate the painter's canvas. The light then emerges in the material…
#NICE Far from the angular lines and coloured strata of Cézanne, turning away from Van Gogh's living matter in a quest for the same essence of the world that painting would reveal, Matisse…