Un peu de douceur

Peinture murale réalisée pendant les vacances de Noël.

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Paula Modersohn-Becker

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J’ai lu “Etre ici est une splendeur” de Marie Darrieussecq (puis “Le bébé” du même auteur car souvent les bons livres donnent envie d’en lire d’autres) (aparté sur laquelle je reviendrais peut-être) sur les conseils d’une libraire interviewée pour La Grande Librairie. Et merci à cette libraire, car j’y ai découvert une artiste femme forte, déterminée, talentueuse, habitée par son art. Avec un destin tragique (elle meurt peu de temps après avoir accouché, à 31 ans) mais une vie riche et foisonnante, de rencontres, de nature, d’amour, de déceptions, de poésie aussi. Cet ouvrage a su me captiver et donne envie de se plonger dans ses peintures, afin d’y déceler au détour d’une couleur, les émotions qui pouvaient la traverser.

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Adrienne Ségur

Somewhere in Burgundy, we went to a book sale. There was a very unique book with beautiful, delicate yet modern illustrations: Il était une fois, vieux contes français de Charles Perrault.

That is where I found out about Adrienne Segur. Wikipedia gave me a short biography. This website is the best I found in english about her. And here is an article (fr) about an exhibition honouring Adrienne’s work: link 2 .

But internet is not very talkative when it comes to her life and work, which is a shame because she must have had a very interesting and rich life !

Adrienne Segur (23 November 1901 – 11 August 1981) was a French children’s book illustrator. Segur’s illustrations were made known by the publishing house Flammarion in the 1950s and 1960s and appeared particularly in The Fairy Tale Book, the English translation of Il Etait Une Fois published in 1958 by Golden Books, Simon and Schuster.

Segur was born in Athens, Greece, in the family of French writer Nicolas Segur. Around 1932 she married the Egyptian poet and thinker Mounir Hafez. (…) In 1936–1939, Segur was the director of the children’s column in Le Figaro where she made all the illustrations. Segur died in Paris, France in 1981.

 

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Super Books (a selection)

Those books I love and I always come back to. Beautiful books, funny books, super books I own and open on a regular basis just because it feels good.

  • Two books from an artist I really love (if I could I would buy everything she’s done) Aurélie William Levaux: “Sous ta barbe mon âme est morte” and “La Poutre de mon oeil.”

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This August with my sister Victoire, we had the chance to exhibit some of our work in an old “lavoir” (washing place), which is a beautiful and very unique place. My sister (Instagram @vikyjune) is a young photographer. She also makes little notebooks and lovely things. I am very proud of her and also of me because it is my first real “adult” exhibition.

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photos B. Junot