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Digital art

Since the 1960s, digital creations have developed considerably as an artistic genre.
From interactive art, generative art, audio-visual art, and even robotic art where the body is engaged; as spectacular, technological forms of expression, a new way of expressing themselves is offered to artists.
Digital art, always in dialogue with traditional arts, has become a highly successful art form in the 21st century.


ISABELLE SCHMITT
Presidente of the DIGITAL ART section

 
Abstraction

The simplest way to define abstract art is to say that it is « non-figurative art ».
Figurative painting is already an abstraction since it transposes reality onto a flat surface. In a painting, what is essential is the composition, the proportions, the rapport between colour and matter. Often it is not by a simple decision, but by a slow evolution that the artist’s work is directed subconsciously towards abstraction.
Some artistic movements of the last century have greatly contributed to the evolution of abstract painting, such as cubism for forms and fauvism for colours.
Abstract painting is constantly changing. The younger artists of the Salon d'Automne not only participate but they will ensure its continuity and renewal. The doors are flung open to the future.


DENIS LEGRAND
President of the ABSTRACTION section

 
Synthese - emotion

The Synthese section, created by Monique Baroni, combines diverse modes of expression ranging from the highly figurative to the very abstract. Its purpose is to gather a lively, musical selection of art, with rhythms, highs and lows, rests, accents and silences so that the works mutually off set each other in a consistent whole.

Over the years, ties have been forged, friendships have emerged, a loyalty created, perhaps, through the emotions that only Art can conceive.


CATHERINE SÉVÉRAC
President of the SYNTHESE section

 
Figures and experiences

Let us be realistic, let us figure out the world, let's try! It is not because you have a new way of looking at things that an object changes, rather it is because one accepts the true nature of the object that our gaze changes.


STEFAN BEIU
President of the FIGURES AND EXPERIENCES section

 
Figurative response

Figurative painting of quality is a rare commodity; it is however still well alive.
The painter's job is difficult. One can love painting, colour and be eager to produce works with great sincerity, but that is not enough since one must first learn the craft.
Painting remains first and foremost a good and very old craft.


THIERRY LEFORT
President of the Figurative response Section

 
Expressionnism

Expressionism does not seek to show the world as it is, but to express it. By the second half of the 19th century, Van Gogh had opened the doors to a way of painting marked by pure expression. He exploited this through the themes of body or portrait, without hesitating to distort features.
Four hundred years prior to that, the great colourist El Greco started this trend by elongating forms, exacerbating movement, increasing dramatic intensity by emphasizing the gaze. By 1580, El Greco deliberately created an expressionism that would only reappear in full at the beginning of the 20th century.


VICTOR SASPORTAS
President of the EXPRESSIONISM Section

 
Emergences

On July 21,1969, Neil Armstrong planted the American flag on the moon.
On August 3, 2007, a submarine placed the Russian flag just below the ice sheet covering the North Pole.
Every year in October, the Emergences section, mostly figurative, with a dream, even surrealist feel plants the flag of the Salon d'Automne in the heart of Paris on the Champs Elysees.
Ingres had said, " Drawing and the Truth of Art." At Emergences, design and colour are closely related.
Beyond the canvases that they’ll be given to look at, visitors will be invited to peruse the painted dreams of artists.


MICHEL DANKNER
President of the EMERGENCES section

 
Convergences

The Convergences section contains all painting trends ranging from figurative to abstract, representing contemporary artistic movements.
This section is eclectic, expressing a variety of themes guided by artists from different cultures. They express art in styles free of all constraints. They capture the sublime moment of life or the imaginary with consummate skill based on their experiences.


JEAN DESVILLES
President of the CONVERGENCES section

 
Naive art

Often called "Sunday painters", naive artists have been able to impose their style and originality with humility but success since the end of the 19th century. In addition to Apollinaire and Picasso, who were amazed by the creative force of these mostly self-taught painters, museums and the cinema have celebrated this "naïve" art, which is so different from so-called "institutional" art.
Séraphine de Senlis, Frida Kahlo or the Douanier Rousseau are the brilliant symbols of this recognition.
This year, the creation of the "Naive Art" section within the Salon d'Automne allows visitors to discover the talent of nineteen naive artists, noble heirs to a prestigious lineage. In a wide range of spontaneous and sparkling works, they represent, in turn, a colourful, utopian world where man, animal, nature and the city cohabit in perfect harmony.
But don't be fooled, behind this childish appearance and rosy cheeks, each easy-to-understand little story expresses ideals and delivers messages of humanity that touch your heart.
And the poet Louis Aragon is always right : "It would be naive to believe that this painting is naive".


CLAUDINE LOQUEN
President of NAIVE ART Section

 
Artists' books

The pages devoted to artists’ books, or « Livres d’artistes » which have, for such a long time, retained within themselves the creative gest, spread open and give themselves up freely to the reader’s gaze.

Pages of paper or metal, inked, engraved, cut out, all are the silent crucible of the alchemist, wherein text and images unite in wedlock in an ephemeral chant upon the very instant that they are read, as poetry come alive under the gaez of your eyes.


MICHEL BOUCAUT
President of the ARTISTS’ BOOKS section

 
Drawing

When drawing was the basis of painting, sculpture and architecture, Michelangelo considered it « the root of all the sciences ».
Today, drawing has become an art in its own right. In the mid 19th century, Charles Baudelaire wrote: « drawing is a struggle between nature and the artist ».
In our changing world, this struggle can take the form of an embrace, an adversity or sometimes a loving dialogue. The drawing section of the Salon d’Automne presents works with various techniques: lead, ink, pastels, watercolour through means ranging from figurative to abstract art.
All these artists are, because of the unforgiving means, drawn to the essential.


SOPHIE BOURGENOT
President of the DRAWING Section

 
Photography

The Photography section of the Salon d'Automne is a space for artists both recognised and newcomers, coming from all walks of life.

Digital, numerical and mixed techniques are exhibited, respecting tradition and representing the innovative currents of contemporary photography.

At the Salon d'Automne on the Champs Elysées, the Photography section offers art lovers, collectors and gallery owners a wide array of rigorously selected artwork, which is varied and unique.


ROSE SZNAJDER
President of the PHOTOGRAPHY section

 
Engraving

The Engraving section of the Salon d'Automne offers a comparison between different esthetics in each discipline of either woodcut or metal, with multiple variations, influences and complementary elements. These include: wire; wood; standing wood; chisel; dry point; etching and aquatint, black or mixed and other techniques.


CLAUDE-JEAN DARMON
President of the ENGRAVING Section

SABINE DELAHAUT
Member of the board

 
Sculpture

The sculpture section of the Salon d'Automne covers many plastic art forms, showing numerous possibilities related to the material. Whether sculpted in stone or wood, cast in bronze, metal or resin, assembled with diverse elements, all the works exhibited are the expression of each artist’s inner creativity.
They are placed among paintings, therefore bringing volume to flat surfaces.
They are like spikes, echoing the paintings’ colours, tones, rythms and themes.


FRANÇOISE FRUGIER
President of the Sculpture Section

 
Myths and singularity

This section presents unusual, non-academic techniques, a current trend of art freed from norms. For the second year, emphasis is placed on another form of mural art -salvage art paintings of recovered objects, wood, plastic, bone, paper, industrial felt, fabrics… assembling techniques and collage, and also transforming materials,welded, twisted, knotted, sewn.
And we always give prominence to poetic and colourful painting and to odd sculpture.
Salvage, deviate, transform… in the words of Joseph Campbell, « artists are more than ever carriers of magic ».


PATRICIA BERQUIN
President of MYTHS AND SINGULARITIES Section

 
Environnemental art

The art critic, Germano Celant, wrote about the space between the work and the context, as a mutual exchange: « Art creates an environmental space, and from the Environment Art is born ». The artist is in direct dialogue with the environment. This necessary adhesion is a kind of breathing, where the artistic architectures are in constant communication...
Through his practice the artist takes materials, appropriates them, diverts them, changes our perception, to better redirect it. Destruction, reconstruction, the work progresses, emerges, mutates in a temporal space. Artist’s work therefore settles in symbiosis with volumes and architecture. In perpetual movement, the artist leads us on unchartered tracks, on the path of dreams, to let go in order to re-create.
Any act, any material, support, space, magnify the work and talent of the artist.


JACK DUFOUR
President of the ENVIRONMENTAL ART section

 
Architecture

Architecture is a fully-fledged art. It is the art of creating spaces,combining notions of composition, rhythm, proposing sets of shapes, proportions and balance, featuring colours, materials and light that resonate with the surrounding site.
The city evolves in diversity, which in turn builds its richness. The strength of each project lies in its ability to create emotion beyond constraints. The notion of synthesis between the different arts generates a strong link between music, painting and sculpture: the act of architectural creation, destined to leave a deep imprint, has value because of its plastic dimension and expression of its modernity.


FRANÇOIS NOEL
President of the ARCHITECTURE section

 
CAEA

Croire en la force de l’art

En 2020, la crise du COVID-19 a touché de nombreuses personnes dans le monde. Cette situation inédite est, pour nous tous, une nouvelle expérience dont nous ne voyons que difficilement le bout. La prévention et les mesures sont indispensables contre la maladie. Nous devons désormais tenir compte faire d’ une menace invisible tout en nous habituant à une nouvelle manière de vivre. L’atmosphère anxiogène des derniers mois englobe désormais de plus grandes problématiques à l’échelle mondiale. Les malades encore nombreux, le personnel hospitalier, les structures administratives ou la récente crise économique, nous font ainsi nous confronter à de nouveaux enjeux contemporains et futurs. A travers une situation comme celle-ci, il est d’autant plus important de maintenir cette année les événements culturels tels que le Salon d’Automne.
La création artistique permet ce lien indéfectible entre les hommes. Par le biais des expositions et de l’implication de différentes personnalités du monde de l’art, la culture au sens large apparait nécessaire à une forme de paix dans le monde. La fermeture prolongée des institutions muséales et l’annulation d’un nombre considérable d’événements culturels durant plusieurs mois a conduit au report de toute une programmation riche et variée. Malgré tout, les artistes ont continué de faire appel à la création artistique par le biais d’une entraide commune chère au monde de l’art.
Des artistes du monde entier se sont réunis et retrouvés au sein du Salon d’Automne 2020, en cette année particulière, et font de lui un évènement qui restera gravé dans l’histoire de l’art. Je souhaite ainsi témoigner ma plus profonde gratitude et mon plus grand respect à la Présidente Sylvie KŒCHLIN, ainsi qu’au membres de son Comité et de son bureau, qui ont continué, sans relâche, à préparer le Salon d’Automne avec autant de dévouement.
Par son implication dans toutes les formes d’art, le Salon d’Automne encourage et développe la culture artistique, tout en construisant les fondements de la paix.


芸術の力を信じて

2020 年、人類が今まで経験したことのない COVID-19 は、世界で多数の感染者を 生み、残念ながら、いまなお終息の兆しは見えておりません。 継続的な感染予防やその対策は必須であり、目に見えない脅威に注意を払いながら、 暫くは新しい生活様式を模索する日々が続きます。 このような状況下で、本年サロン・ドトーヌが開催されることは、今まで以上に意義があ ることと考えています。 今なお感染病と闘っている方、医療従事者、行政関係者、経済的困難を強いられてい る市民の皆さま、不安と隣り合わせにある世界中の人々がたくさんおります。 芸術家が創造をつづけ、このような場で発信しつづけることは、全人類に対する大切な メッセージを秘めております。そのメッセージは共感を生み、必ずや世界の人々を連係
した。反面、アーティスト達がアトリエにこもって制作に打ち込み、世界のアーティスト 同士が鼓舞しあうメッセージを、メールや SNS 通じて発信する姿も見られました。 シルヴィ・ケクラン会長、サロン・ドトーヌ事務局、同委員会の皆さまも制限された状況 から、献身的な努力で「いつもどおりのサロン・ドトーヌ」を準備されました。 その努力に心より敬意を表します。 そして世界中のアーティストが創造への情熱をますます燃やし、ますます団結した本年 の「サロン・ドトーヌ 2020」は芸術史に刻まれるべき出来事となるでしょう。 本サロンが世界を勇気づけ、全世界の人々にとって、芸術文化の発展と、平和の礎にな れば幸いです。

欧州美術クラブ
代表 馬郡 文平


BUMPEI MAGORI
Président du Club des Amis de l’Europe et des Arts

 
Arbustes

Christiane Ruiz-Jancovic, artiste peintre, présidente de Beaux Arts Découverte, association à but non lucratif composée d’artistes bénévoles – Caroline Lesgourgues, peintre graveur, Marcy sculpteur, Nathalie Vey, artiste peintre – a créé à Mantes-la-Jolie, en 2011, un salon international d’arts plastiques : « ARBUSTES », où les acteurs principaux sont de jeunes talents plasticiens, âgés de moins de 30 ans, qui exposent leurs œuvres en compagnie de peintres professionnels, grandes signatures internationales.

L’association Beaux Arts Découverte répond à l’attente de ces jeunes talents par quatre actions :

  1. Prospection des jeunes artistes auprès d’organismes tels que services culturels des municipalités, écoles de formation en arts plastiques, MJC, réseaux sociaux, etc.
  2. Sélection des candidats,
  3. Organisation du salon « ARBUSTES » entièrement réservé à ces jeunes,
  4. Choix de 16 lauréats du Grand Prix Arbustes pour exposition
    de leur œuvre dans un grand Salon Parisien : le Salon d’Automne
    sur les Champs-Élysées à Paris.

CHRISTIANE RUIZ-JANCOVIC
Artiste peintre
Présidente de Beaux Arts Découverte

 
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