Initiation

 
Analysis made by  Francis Parent, art critic

1-Formalisme

When looking at the work, what type of formalisation first strikes the eye? Is it more abstract or more figurative, etc ?
This Figures Imaginary Visionary, mediumistic, fantasy.
Dream monsters or creatures of the night are depicted with greater solidity and realism, such as in pictures of Matta, Max Ernst, Gustave Moreau, Paul Delvaux, Dado, Vito Tangiani, ... or the recent "Fictionists" Marko Mori for example, ....

2-Materiality
How does the materiality of what is shown come across?
in painting, but also with all other materials with the following possibilities: structured combinations, any combinations of lines, colours, matter or volumes of a more structured type (Michail Heizer, Anish Kapoor, Miguel Barceló, ...).

3-Involvement Body/ Mind
With what body:mind ratio does the artist enter into his work?
Classify from the most "intellectual" (e.g."Concept Art"...) to the most "physical" (e.g. "Body Art", ...).
towards the intellectual side/ the essence of things inward looking work chiefly oriented towards projective dreams, poetry, lyricism, psychedelic experience ... to "project" an inner world (Henri Michaux, Wols, ...).

4-Communication
Does the artist have the deliberate intention to convey a message of any sort through his work?
via what is meant in various narrations or symbolisms whatever they may be: allegorical, metaphorical (J. Beuys' "materials", ...), analytical (Mario Merz's "Fibonacci series", or those of Robert Filliou, ...), critical (from Henri Cueco to Hans Haacke or Guillaume Bijl, ...).
via what is meant with an explicitly partial iconic involvement : "Social Realism" of Ben Shahn, Boris Taslitzky, André Fougeron, Renato Guttuso, Les Malassis, Groupe DDP, Léon Goulub, ....

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