Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Back to the drawing board


Yesterday I went to the Salon du dessin (drawing exhibition), an art show that was held at La Bourse (yes, where I also took this photo). I used the word "drawing", but in fact it's much more than just plain drawings, but real masterpieces made between the XVIth century and the XXth. Now you're going to say: "how come you're not showing us one of these masterpieces?!" Well, simply because I think it would have been too easy!

27 comments:

  1. You're right, would have been too easy, and actually your photo is great, like classy.
    Did you se some nice art work? A friend of mine had his drawings there, you probably saw them. :)
    Too bad the ticket to get there was so expensive for a student like me! ;)

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  2. I'm extremely jealous! Hope you share more!

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  3. You know how to work it Eric.

    Your photo intrigues us.

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  4. Ooh, I would love to see this. On the subject of drawings, we have this going on: An exhibition "that focuses on realist and naturalist artists working in France and Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of these artists are unknown to present-day museum visitors": http://www.artsmia.org/index.php?section_id=2&exh_id=2715

    I popped into this gallery for a five minute look and spent most of an hour. Very nice work.

    By the way, ton ami Michel is doing nice work. You should visit his artwork page.

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  5. Ooh, me too, Jeff! Being a drawer, I love drawings. {I guess I'd be classified as a 'plain drawer' ;) - perhaps something from a Shaker cabinet as opposed to a Louis XV commode .} I like the look of your local exhibition.

    This is a very stylish photo, Eric {but of course, what else from you!}. Looks like the two men inside on the sofa are very engrossed in the same drawing.

    Guille, congrats, GF!

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  6. You never take the easy way, Eric. And so we get this wonderfully graphic photo that makes us curious to know what's on the inside. Very classy, comme a dit Guille (woo-hoo, GF Guille).

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  7. Oh, and thanks for verifying that the photo of the demonstration the other day was taken at La Bourse.

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  8. I agree, Eric. Taking a photo of someone else's artwork, by itself, is fun. But in the end, without your own framing or other input, it isn't your work of art.

    This photo IS your own work of art. I like it a lot!

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  9. I love, love, love this photo Eric. They should use it to advertise this exhibit! Its got great graphic elements and for me it also captures the pared down quality that I so love about drawing itself, (one of may favorite forms of art) together with human beings to relate to behind a gauzy surface which makes you want to investigate what it is you are looking at. Awesome! : )

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  10. Jeff - what is Michel's page called?

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  11. Great Photo highlighting not just the exhibition but the fellows beyond the opacity of the glass.

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  12. This is fun, Eric. The suggestion of the drawings, without being overt, is quite imaginative. I like it! Thanks for your help with our imaginations!

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  13. Like another recent PDP this strikes me as having commercial applications.

    I can almost hear this conversation at the 2010 Salon de dessin:

    “Thank you for coming to our exhibition. Here is a guide for you. Oh, yes, the cover is marvelous, is it not? It was done by one of our local photographers. A certain Eric Tenin. Yes I’ll let you know when there is an exhibition of photos he has taken accentuating daily life as he sees it here in Paris.”

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  14. Shell Sherree says she's a plain drawer. I think I'd be the short straw drawer. Or the underwear drawer. (I get no respect, I tell ya.)

    Here is Michel's site, Carrie:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/michel.colson

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  15. LOL, Jeff! Thanks, too, for Michel's link ~ his drawings have a nice vibe.

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  16. but, am I the only one who wished to see some artwork..?

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  17. Clever photo! And this makes me think of my favorite book, Le Petit Prince. 'Remember the pilot's "drawing number one" and "drawing number two"?

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  18. No, you never cut corners, do you Eric ? You always give us something very special, and today is no exception.
    I love the way we get a hint of what's behind this frosted window. It really makes me want to go to this exhibit.

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  19. Oh yes Parisian Heart!

    Eric I adore the photo. You always take the difficult route to a shot and it is always worth it.

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  20. Hey GF Guille! Is your crown hanging with pencils?

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  21. Reine Guille's crown will be adorned with drawings, mostly from early 20th Century German Expressionists. And there will be price tags on the drawings, because they will be auctioned!

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  22. Yeah, GF! It's been such a long time...
    No Lynn, just a great photo on my crown this time, Eric's photo! I definitely like it. And I agree on the commercial use he could do with it!

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  23. Ahhh Eric's photo. Sweet. You like that, Eric?

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