Poetry - Patricia Grange

Monde merveilleux et sans limite qui m’a ouvert ses portes et ses bras à l’adolescence, qui m’a protégée des chaos du mal-être de cet âge bête et ingrat, qui m’a bercée et consolée, où j’ai trouvé des échos et des béquilles pour rester debout et avancer. Monde qui continue de me porter, haut et fort, chaque jour de ma vie, qui insuffle à ma verve le verbe de la création.

Patricia Grange


Art of producing works by means of a support and generally of materials intended to cover it in whole or in part - From the earliest antiquity, the patterns, the materials, the functions of painting are inseparable not only from aesthetic values but from spiritual, political, social, market dimensions, etc.


Art de produire des œuvres au moyen d’un support et généralement de matières destinées à le couvrir en tout ou partie – De la plus haute antiquité, les motifs, les matières, les fonctions de la peinture sont indissociables non seulement de valeurs esthétiques mais de dimensions spirituelles, politiques, sociales, marchandes, etc.

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Biwa houshi

Biwa houshi

Biwa hôshi 琵琶法師
Lute priests in Japan
Caretakers of the Tale of the Heike 平家物語

Playing the biwa 琵琶
A short-necked fretted lute
Instrument of Benten 弁才天
Buddhist goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education


Cǎoshū 草书is a cursive script (also known liter. as grass script) used in Chinese calligraphy. It is said that it was highly appreciated in Emperor Wu of Han reign (140–187 AD).

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Pop Art

Pop art - An art movement emerging in the United Kingdom and the United States during the late 1950s – Based upon popular and mass culture imagery (advertising, comic books, objects…) often relying on the use of irony.

Pop art - Un mouvement artistique apparaissant au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis à la fin des années 1950 - Fondé sur des images de la culture populaire (publicité, bandes dessinées, objets…) et reposant souvent sur l'utilisation de l'ironie.

Kanji: 詞. Radical: 言. Number of strokes: 12. Meaning: “ poetry”. Pronunciation: シshi.

Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak - ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐋᓯᕙᒃ Qinnuajuaq Aasivak (1927 – 2013) - An Inuit artist often considered as a pioneer of modern Inuit art, through a remarkable production of works including carvings from soapstone, drawings, etchings, stonecut prints… Recognized for her gifts, she was also famous for her constant humility.

Variations from some works of Kenojuak Ashevak

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri (or nagash painting or majlis painting) - An Arabic art style originated in Saudi Arabia and Yemen for the decoration of majlis. UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 2017. “… Traditionally female interior wall decoration, an ancient art form considered as a key element of the identity of the region of Asir. It is a spontaneous art technique carried out largely by women today in the community that involves decorating the interior walls of their houses, specifically rooms for visiting guests. Women invite female relatives of various age groups to help them in their homes, thereby transmitting this knowledge from generation to generation. The base is usually white gypsum and the patterns consist of icons of geometric shapes and symbols. In the past, only women practised the element, but nowadays male and female artists, designers, interior designers and architects practise it, including on other surfaces. The art enhances social bonding and solidarity among the community and has a therapeutic effect on its practitioners. The application of the art in most households ensures its viability within the community, and local individuals have created galleries within their houses in order to safeguard it.”

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri (ou peinture nagash ou peinture majlis) - Un style d'art arabe originaire d'Arabie saoudite et du Yémen employé pour la décoration murale. Patrimoine culturel immatériel de l'humanité de l'UNESCO - 2017. « ...Décoration murale traditionnelle exécutée par les femmes, forme d’art ancestrale reconnue comme un élément clé de l´identité de la région de l’Asir. Il s’agit d’une forme d’art spontanée, pratiquée en grande partie par les femmes de la communauté, pour décorer les murs des maisons, notamment dans les salles de réception en l’honneur des invités. La maîtresse de maison invite les femmes de son entourage, toutes générations confondues, à l’aider à décorer les murs. C’est ainsi que les connaissances se transmettent de génération en génération. Les motifs constitués de formes géométriques et de symboles sont dessinés sur un fond en gypse blanc. Autrefois l’apanage des femmes, cet art est désormais également pratiqué par des hommes et des femmes artistes, designers, décorateurs d’intérieur et architectes, notamment sur d’autres surfaces. Cet art renforce les liens sociaux et la solidarité entre les membres de la communauté. Il a également un effet thérapeutique sur ses praticiens. L’utilisation de cet art dans la plupart des foyers assure sa viabilité au sein de la communauté. »


(Ἰλιάς, Iliás, or Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) - An ancient Greek epic poem traditionally attributed to Homer dated to around the 8th century BC, and which refers to a few weeks during the Trojan War, while mentioning many of the Greek legends about the siege as well as earlier events.

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt (1862 –1918) – An Austrian symbolist painter, member of the Vienna Secession. Particularly known for his “golden phase”, using gold leaf: ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ (or “The Lady in Gold”, ‘The Kiss’, ‘Danaë’.

Gustav Klimt (1862 –1918) - Un peintre symboliste autrichien, membre de la Sécession de Vienne. Particulièrement connu pour son « cycle d’or », utilisant la feuille d'or : « Le Portrait d'Adèle Bloch-Bauer », « Le baiser », « Danaë ».

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর (1861-1941) - A Bengali poet and musician.

Rabindranath Tagore রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর (1861-1941) - Poète et musicien bengali.


Gustav Klimt (1862 –1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter. (German lg)

Gustav Klimt (1862 –1918) est un peintre symboliste autrichien.

What is painting? How to define it? From Gustav Klimt to Pop Art, from Frida Kahlo to Hokusai engravings, from Australian dot painting to South African petroglyphs, how do the various forms of painting tell us about the societies to which they are or are not attached? How has painting evolved over the millennia? With whom, with what, what issues, what challenges? How can digital technology continue to make it evolve?... (to be completed)

Qu’est-ce que la peinture ? Comment la définir ? De Gustav Klimt au Pop Art, de Frida Kahlo au gravures d’Hokusai, du dot painting australien aux pétroglyphes sud-africains, en quoi les diverses formes de peinture nous renseignent-elles sur les sociétés auxquels elles sont ou non attachées ? Comment a évolué la peinture à travers les millénaires ? Avec qui, avec quoi, quels enjeux, quels défis ? En quoi le numérique peut-il continuer à la faire évoluer ?... (à compléter)

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (c. 1265 – 1321) - an Italian poet – Author of the Divine Comedy (written from 1308 to 1320) depicting Hell, Purgatory and Heaven, the most important poem of the Middle Ages and literary work in the Italian language.

Dante Alighieri (c. 1265 - 1321) - Un poète italien - Auteur de la Divine Comédie illustrant l'Enfer, le Purgatoire et le Paradis, le plus important des poèmes du Moyen Âge et des œuvres littéraires en langue italienne.

Telugu wr

Telugu wr

Name: తెలుగు లిపి Telugu lipi

Systeme: alphasyllabary

Code: Telu

Direction: left to right

Creation: c. 5th century (from the Brahmi and then the Kadamba script)

Complements: An ancient style prevailed until the middle of the 20th century, when it was replaced by modern writing / Developed especially in the 11th century in the service of literature and poetry


Odyssey - ( Ὀδύσσεια, Odýsseia) - A major ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, partly a sequel to the Iliad, considered to have been composed by the end of the 8th century BC, narrating the journey back home of the Greek hero Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.


Cǎoshū 草书is a cursive script (also known liter. as grass script) used in Chinese calligraphy. It is said that it was highly appreciated in Emperor Wu of Han reign (140–187 AD).

kǎishū 楷書 is the regular script often called standard script, emerging between the Chinese Han dynasty and Three Kingdoms period.

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Litema - A form of Sesotho mural art with geometric patterns, displayed on the outer walls as well as inside. It is common for the patterns to mimic ploughed fields by a combed texture. A writing system, Ditema syllabary, has been devised with a close reference to this art.


Litema - Une forme d'art mural sesotho avec des motifs géométriques, s'affichant sur les murs extérieurs ou intérieurs. Il est courant que les modèles imitent les champs labourés par une texture peignée. Un système d'écriture, le syllabaire Ditema, a été conçu avec une référence étroite à cet art.

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Petrykivka painting ... in Ukraine for "decorating living quarters, household belongings and musical instruments with a style of ornamental painting that is characterized by fantastic flowers and other natural elements, based on careful observation of the local flora and fauna" - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 2013 .


Petrykivka peint ... en Ukraine - "décorent leurs habitations, leurs objets domestiques et leurs instruments de musique de peintures ornementales où prédominent des fleurs imaginaires et autres éléments naturels inspirés d’une observation méticuleuse de la flore et de la faune locales" - Patrimoine culturel immatériel de l'humanité 2013.


lìshū 隷書 also known as official or scribal script, is the clerical script used in Chinese calligraphy.

xíngshū 行书 is a semi-cursive script or running script used in Chinese calligraphy. Compared to kǎishū, the brush leaves the paper less often.

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To cover something with a liquid and genrally colored mixture, for a dédicated purpose be it decorative, aesthetic, distractive, spiritual, referring to craft or artistic practices whose recognition depends on the value we place on it.


Apporter de la matière et généralement de la couleur sur un support donné dans un but décoratif, esthétique, distractif, spirituel... Suppose un savoir-faire de nature variée en fonction de l'intention qui l'anime, renvoyant à des pratiques artisanales ou artistiques dont la reconnaissance est fonction de la valeur qu'on lui accorde.

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Masaoka Shiki

Masaoka Shiki

As he was litter. obsessed with baseball
Masaoka Shiki 正岡 子規 (1867 - 1902), greatest haiku poet
Brought it back to his hometown of Matsuyama

He even coined the term “yakyu” 野球 for Japanese baseball
Playing with his own given name (Masaoka) Noboru 升
The kanji ya 野 meaning “field” may be also spelled no
And bôru ボール being another way to designate a ball 球

Chinese calligraphy – The supreme visual art form

“In China, from a very early period, calligraphy was considered not just a form of decorative art; rather, it was viewed as the supreme visual art form, was more valued than painting and sculpture, and ranked alongside poetry as a means of self-expression and cultivation. How one wrote, in fact, was as important as what one wrote. To understand how calligraphy came to occupy such a prominent position, it is necessary to consider a variety of factors, such as the materials used in calligraphy and the nature of the Chinese written script as well as the esteem in which writing and literacy are held in traditional China.”


Représentation de nature plus ou moins artistique réalisée à l'aide de divers instruments (crayon, stylo, plume…).

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Sappho Ψάπφω (c. 630 – c. 570 BCE) – A Greek lyric poet from Lesbos. Sometimes considered as the "Tenth Muse" and "The Poetess".

Sappho Ψάπφω (v. 630 - v. 570 av.J.-C.) - Une poétesse lyrique grecque originaire de Lesbos. Parfois considérée comme la « dixième muse » ou « la poétesse ».

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 –1900) - An Irish poet and playwright. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) - The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) - The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) - Convicted and sentenced to two years' hard labour for homosexuality.

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 –1900) - Un poète et dramaturge irlandais. Le portrait de Dorian Gray (1890) - L'importance d'être constant (1895) - La Ballade de la geôle de Reading (1898) - Reconnu coupable et condamné à deux ans de travaux forcés pour homosexualité.



Tyrtaeus Τυρταῖος - A Greek lyric poet – Famous for political and military elegies - It is said that by exhorting Spartans to support the state authorities and to fight bravely against the Messenians, he enabled them to get the upper hand.

Tyrtaeus Τυρταῖος - Un poète lyrique grec - Célèbre pour ses élégies politiques et militaires - Il exhorta les Spartiates à lutter courageusement contre les Messéniens, leur permettant de prendre le dessus.

Sutor, ne supra crepidam

Pliny the Elder reported in his Naturalis Historia [XXXV] that a shoemaker allegedly pointed out to Apelle de Cos, a Greek painter, a defect in his representation of a sandal. It is said that Appelle would have rectified it according to this wise opinion. However the shoemaker decided to go on and expressed an opinion on many other aspects of the picture. To which Appelle would have replied “sutor, ne supra crepidam” ("shoemaker, not beyond the sandal"). We do hope this doesn’t mean that he ignored the intrinsic quality of a good shoemaker by virtue of his ability to deduce many things from the way we treat our shoes. But this is of course another story ...

Pline l’Ancien rapporta dans son Naturalis Historia [XXXV] qu’un cordonnier aurait fait observer à Apelle de Cos, peintre grec, un défaut dans sa représentation d’une sandale. Celui-ci l’aurait dit-on rectifié en fonction de ce sage avis. Or, ne voilà-t-il pas que le cordonnier s’enquit de poursuivre et émettre un avis sur bien d’autres aspects du tableau. Ce à quoi Appelle lui aurait répondu « sutor, ne supra crepidam » (« cordonnier, pas au-delà de la sandale »). L’on espérera que cela signifiait en rien qu’il ignorait la qualité intrinsèque à un bon artisan cordonnier en vertu de sa capacité à déduire bien des choses de la manière dont nous traitons les chaussures. Mais c’est bien entendu là une autre histoire...

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama 草間 彌生
Born on 22 March 1929 in Matsumoto
An art-world phenomenon
And the most diversified artist
Tackling sculpture and painting
Film and fashion
Poetry and installation

When she was a little girl
She had the hallucination of a field of flowers
Which started talking to her
Their heads were like dots going on as far as she could see
While she was disappearing into the field…
Yayoi Kusama 草間 彌生
'The princess of polka dots'

Matsuo Bashô

Matsuo Bashô

Matsuo Bashō 松尾 芭蕉
Greatest master of haiku 俳句
Or more precisely of hokku 発句, lit. "starting verse"
The name ‘haiku’ being given by another master
Masaoka Shiki 正岡 子規 (1867–1902)

Yosa Buson 与謝 蕪村and Kobayashi Issa 小林 一茶
Being the two others of four most famous ones

Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)
Born 松尾 金作 in Ueno上野市, Iga Province伊賀国
Nowdays Mie Prefecture 三重

bài chòi

bài chòi

Bài chòi - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017 "... in Central Viet Nam is a diverse art combining music, poetry, acting, painting and literature."

bài chòi

Bài chòi - Patrimoine culturel immatériel de l'humanité 2017 "... un art diversifié mêlant musique, poésie, jeu d'acteur, peinture et littérature."

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Kanji: 筆. Radical: 竹. Number of strokes: 12. Meaning: “ writing brush”. Pronunciation: ヒツ、ふでhitsu, fude.

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