Archives - Aragon and Chagall - Picasso and Lee Miller - Ai Weiwei

Great, very great men and what class!
Louis Aragon, Aimé Maeght and Marc Chagall. My grandfather had brought together the artist and the poet in a book printed in a few copies.
The oldest, Chagall, born in 1887, comes next Aragon, born in 1897 and a young man, my grandfather born in 1906.
Thanks to them for having invented a little piece of the 20th century, each in a field, but always in art and culture. Thank you also for their generosity, we enjoy every day what they left us.

Marc Chagall seems satisfied with his work and his ceramics.
It can be! They are magnificent, and he, who was a genius in color, knew how to use the subtleties of enamel to sublimate his art.

Irresistible, both!
Pablo Picasso and Lee Miller, Liberation of Paris, 1944.
What about Lee Miller as his life is made up of encounters, beauty, horrors and talents?
Her whole life is exciting and resilient, having been raped when she was only 7 years old! American photographer, artist and model, Lee Miller rubbed shoulders with important photographers while working as a model. In 1929, she moved to Paris, where she became Man Ray's assistant. She poses for Vogue, for which she also becomes a correspondent. She lives between New York Paris and Cairo. During World War II, she was a war correspondent for the US Army. She reveals in photography the horror of the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps. His photographs are both exceptional documents for their journalistic quality while being perfectly composed and of great beauty.
She will make countless photographs of the artistic community of the time.
In 1947, Miller married Roland Penrose, an English artist and collector, with whom she collaborated on the biographies of Picasso, Miró, Man Ray and Tàpies.
In the vast majority of images as a model, Miller was idealized as the embodiment of flawless beauty, grace and serenity.
Picasso knew that the real woman was more than a beautiful face and a beautiful body. He painted it many times. We read the desire in Picasso's gaze and we feel the resistance of Lee Miller.
In 1965, who is hiding behind the devices?
Paul Newman and his children, in the alleys of Saint Paul de Vence, not far from our house. Needless to say, when you have the chic, you have it!
Memories of complicity, Ai Weiwei and Yoyo, in 2016.