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La Libre Belgique - Belgium | 18/10/2007

Alberto Giacometti's forever fascinating work

Opened on October 17th, an unprecedented retrospective of Alberto Giacometti's work is on display at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Six hundred pieces by the Swiss artist (1901-1966) are on show. For the journalist Roger Pierre Turine, this exhibition is a real pleasure: "The appeal of this umpteenth retrospective is that it unveils the saint of all saints, the studio pieces, plaster casts and notes, furniture and trials of an artist whose very life and work are flesh and blood poetry. ... A rare, admirable and moving individual, Giacometti, throughout his whole life, fought to reach the unattainable star. This is why being able to see his painted plasters, his framework clad in plaster well before Diego, close brother and accomplice, suggested it to the bronze smith, is a delight to be placed in the context of over half a century's work."

La Libre Belgique - Belgium | 10/10/2006

Cuban poster designers exhibited in la Louviere

"How come the poster art of communist countries has so often marked people's consciences?", wonders Roger Pierre Turine, who payed a visit to the Centre of Engraving and the Printed Image in La Louviere, Belgium. "Propaganda is not a mark of value in itself. But still! The current Cuban exhibition in La Louviere reveals to us a selection of 130 images out of the half-thousand numbered in the collection of Liege-born José Lambert. Started in 1995 thanks to an exceptional opportunity, it brings together fascinating works by the best poster designers of the Castro era. ... The Cubans really know how to do it with a fantastic talent. Very diverse, the various styles present burst with joyful colour, play with lines and contrasts, give a subtly convincing idea of the films they support.”

La Libre Belgique - Belgium | 18/09/2006

Francis Bacon retrospecive in Dusseldorf

Roger Pierre Turine payed a visit to Dusseldorf's Kustsammlung, which is exhibiting sixty or so works by the British painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992) until January 7th. "The pleasure of rediscovering Bacon such as he forged himself from within, by dwelling upon the individual's confined place in a universe that is closed beyond measure, is reinforced by the presence, at least among his early works, of paintings that have been rarely if ever put on show. ... Bacon was aware of the force and impact of volumes within their own radiance! It will come as no surprise that this major painter of 20th century art sometimes referred to the dynamics of Muybridge. These paintings, dedicated to Van Gogh, do not rank as masterpieces, but they are impressive for their fusion of colour. If, as Van Gogh said, red and green express terrible human passions, then Bacon remembered."

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