- Picture maker and writer about understanding images

,  par Hervé BERNARD dit RVB

As a “picture maker” (said Peter Knapp). My works is mixing techniques. Meanwhile, I wrote about image technology, visual and cultural perception. Through my writing and my pictures I am exploring the relationship between pictures and real and trying to understand how we read it still or alive.

JULY 10, 2013
Picture maker and writer about understanding images

Stroll through the Tuileries Gardens : shrug off the here and now. Let your gaze rest on the still, caring faces of the stone statues, before you switch to today’s careless bystanders and their evident ennui. These photographs capture the fleeting instants when the eye of the Present is poised over the gulf of Times Past.

The trees stand serene in the midst of a disordered city, their serried ranks forming a parkland avenue that connects the imposing architectural backdrop in the East of the city, formed by a palace that was once for the royal few, to the vista stretching West up the Champs-Elysees to the distant Arch celebrating victories long gone. At your back, the classic Louvre ̶̵̴̶ and before you the radically new, the hothouse or Orangerie, housing Monet’s Nympheas. As you turn around again, your back to the setting sun, the Pei Pyramid glints and your eyes sweep over old grey statuary, elegantly dotted around the Maillol cast metal sculptures symbolizing the centrality of the 20th century.

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