Normandy landscape with a small sunny stream.

Published on 2021-09-09 by Eric Bourdon | Comment (1)
Category(ies) : Analysis, Painting  


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Normandy landscape with a small sunny stream.

Original acrylic painting on linen canvas
Artwork size : 31.89 x 25.59” / 81 x 65 cm

Refused at the Salon d’Automne (Paris) 2021  Refused


© Online art gallery of painter Eric Bourdon
Lille, France, 2021



     The painting “Normandy landscape with a small sunny stream” shows, in a sensible manner, different ways of representing, staging the body, nature and matter. But from a more conceptual perspective, the painting is equally guided by the question of Jacques Derrida’s deconstructionist aesthetic scheme and acts as a postmodern reverse of the setting (raising a radical suspicion about structured language and functionalist and descriptive approaches to traditional hermeneutics).

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Pan-chromatic plastic emulsion…

Published on 2021-04-17 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
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Pan-chromatic plastic emulsion Eric Bourdon

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Pan-chromatic plastic emulsion
with jubilant pigmentary hydroflures from Agadir Nymphaea

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Original acrylic painting on linen canvas
Artwork size : 31.89 x 25.59” / 81 x 65 cm

© Online art gallery of painter Eric Bourdon
Lille, France, 2020



     Such a title immediately sends us back faster than one would think to the history of Marxism and the thorny debate on the inability to fully account, in the aesthetics of pigment emulsion, of the specificity of dynamic fluctuations of meaning. The properties of pan- (even pro-) chromatic plastic emulsion force us today to revise our interpretation of the pigment classification recognized until then by specialists and chroniclers of jubilant sciences.

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Curatorial speculations on the art of nothing

Published on 2020-08-13 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
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Curatorial speculations on the art of nothing at all
when the weather is nice and we would rather go play outside

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Original acrylic painting on extra strong drawing paper
with grain Carte d’Art 340g by Sennelier (D340)
Artwork size : 7.87 x 7.87” / 20 x 20 cm

© Online art gallery of painter Eric Bourdon
Lille, France, 2020



     Fanciful academic and curatorial speculations, and arbitrary over-interpretation of works of art, can be examples of intellectual siliness such as those amusingly dissected by Roger Kimball in The Rape of the Masters. Kimball takes as his epigraph the well-known saying of Bishop Butler, from 1726, that “Everything is what it is and not another thing”.

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Lazar Berman shopping at the art market in Oslo

Published on 2020-06-18 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
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Lazar Berman shopping at the art market in Oslo - Eric Bourdon

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Lazar Berman shopping at the art market in Oslo
while making satisfied little noises

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Original acrylic painting on extra strong drawing paper
with grain Carte d’Art 340g by Sennelier (D340)
Artwork size : 7.87 x 7.87” / 20 x 20 cm

© Online art gallery of painter Eric Bourdon
Lille, France, 2020



     Drawings and paintings, musics and songs are made, and in their making embody unique meanings that transform our perception of space-time and sense of finitude. As Merleau-Ponty wrote in the Visible and the Invisible, “Essence and existence, the imaginary and the real, the visible and the invisible, painting blurs all our categories in unfolding its oneiric universe of carnal essences, of efficient resemblances, and of silent significations”. Soviet Russian classical pianist Lazar Naumovich Berman was a thrilling interpreter of Liszt and Rachmaninoff and a late representative of the grand school of Russian Romantic pianism, but has been virtually invisible on this issue.

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Dumb Art – Painting and official Manifesto

Published on 2019-10-19 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
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Dumb Art

Original acrylic painting on linen canvas
Artwork size : 25.59 x 21.26” / 65 x 54 cm

© Gallery of painter Eric Bourdon, Lille, France, 2019



     A historical piece : the first artwork of official Dumb Art. Read the Dumb Art Manifesto !

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Old classical art in a contemporary gallery

Published on 2019-08-07 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
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Old classical art in a contemporary gallery - Eric Bourdon

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Old classical art in a contemporary gallery

Original acrylic painting on linen canvas
Artwork size : 23.62 x 23.62” / 60 x 60 cm

© Gallery of painter Eric Bourdon, 2019



     A dark traditional portrait of Eric Braeden (Victor Newman in The Young and the Restless), as an antique not very at ease in an explosive contemporary art gallery ! Classical art causes skepticism, fear and misunderstanding among the general public. Getting to the end of the old representative art ?…

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the casting of leonardo da vinci la gioconda mona lisa nathalie vessie hodges

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     “The Casting of Leonardo”, the latest illustration book by Belgian sketch artist Nathalie Vessié-Hodges, will be released very soon, on August 21st ! As you will have understood, it is obviously about the Florentine painter and inventor, there aren’t a thousand Leonardo… On the other hand, if you thought the model who inspired his masterpiece “La Gioconda” had no competition, you’re going to discover a beautiful, little-known episode in art history !…

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Red cop on Yellow vest – Acrylic painting

Published on 2019-03-31 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
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Red cop on Yellow vest

Original acrylic painting on linen canvas
Artwork size : 25.59 x 21.26” / 65 x 54 cm

© Eric Bourdon, 2019



     The Yellow vests, or Yellow jackets (French: Gilets jaunes), is a social movement that began in France in November 2018, motivated by rising fuel prices, high cost of living, and claims that a disproportionate burden of the government’s tax reforms were falling on the working and middle classes.

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