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Artothèques, humorous libraries pressured to go away the framework to exist

The portray sits on a low cupboard in the lounge. A big format in a vermilion purple, the place the a number of cut up faces of a younger lady in 19th century garmentse century are watching you. On the second is the again of a home with convoluted geometries. Béatrice Cliquet, worker in tourism, who admits not figuring out « A lot », borrowed these works from two younger modern painters from the Caen artwork library. This 60-year-old commonly goes there to decide on “her” work and hold them at dwelling. “We have a look at them as soon as within the morning, after which we neglect them, to rediscover them once we come dwelling. It relaxes our relationship to artwork ”, she laughs.

Mathis, an structure pupil, does the identical: he likes giant graphic codecs with a lot of colours.  » to cheer up [son] day-to-day «  : a portray by Jean-Marc Chevallier in purplish blue tones the place we will guess a tortured panorama is positioned on an Ikea shelf. « It is good to debate it with the chums, who’re amazed », underlines the younger man of 25 years in his small studio.

Soulages, Dubuffet, Hartung …

Borrowing works if you can not afford them, no inventive information or not used to going to the museum, that is the loopy thought proposed by the artothèque de Caen. Housed, since 2013, in a ducal palace with XIV structuree century renovated, the general public construction occupies an immense model new house.

In an extended room, giant grids mounted on a rack show the works, with none classification: work by Soulages, Dubuffet or Hans Hartung, drawings by Ernest Pignon-Ernest or Françoise Pétrovitch, prints by Folon , or objects by Julien Creuzet stand alongside the newest acquisitions produced from native artists. Guests can thus browse earlier than selecting the 2 prints or lithographs that they are going to take with them for 2 months.

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The gathering, comprising some 4,000 works by almost 800 artists, is open to everybody, topic to an annual subscription of 68 euros and a house insurance coverage certificates. “The thought is that nice painters are on the identical degree as very younger creators, worth by no means being a barrier. We need to share with as many individuals as attainable ”, explains Yvan Poulain, director of the artwork library. In actual fact, the works are additionally out there for faculties, companies, hospitals, nursing houses, prisons and native communities. And no theft or harm has been reported

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