Pierrette Bloch im Palais des Beaux-Arts
GRIBOUILLAGE / SCARABOCCHIO From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly
8. Februar - 30. April 2023
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Exhibition conceived by the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, with the support of the Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris. A first part, including a selection of ancient works from Italian collections, was presented in Rome from March to May 2022. This second Parisian part was established on the basis of the collections of the Beaux-Arts de Paris and other French and European institutions.
Bringing together more than one hundred and fifty original works from the Renaissance to the contemporary period, Gribouillage / Scarabocchio highlights one of the most repressed and least controlled aspects of drawing practice. By addressing the multiple facets of "scribbling",
the exhibition reveals how these experimental, transgressive, regressive or unintentional graphic gestures can be used to
transgressive, regressive or liberating, which seem to obey no law, have always punctuated the history of artistic creation.
By proposing new comparisons between the works of the masters of early modernity - Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini... - and those of major modern and contemporary artists - Jean Dubuffet, Henri Michaux, Helen Levitt, Cy Twombly, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Luigi Pericle... - the exhibition blurs chronological classifications and traditional categories (margin and centre, official and unofficial, classic and contemporary, work and document) and places the practice of doodling at the heart of artistic making.
Curators: Francesca Alberti, Director of the Department of Art History at the French Academy of Rome - Villa Medici, Associate Professor at the University of Tours, CESR
Diane Bodart, Professor of Art History at Columbia University (David Rosand Chair in the History of Italian Renaissance Art)
Associate curators: Anne-Marie Garcia, heritage curator, responsible for the collections of the Beaux-Arts de Paris and Philippe-Alain Michaud, art historian, heritage curator at the Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Pompidou.