Trait pour Trait, de Jean-Baptiste Chardin à Mélissa Pinon, 52 min.
A film by Julien Devaux
From her native Burgundy to Paris, painter Mélissa Pinon has created a body of modern figurative work which has earned her wide recognition. In 2001, she encountered “The Skate” (La Raie) one of Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s most famous paintings. She set about copying the work, which set off a thinking process about the value of imitation in an artist's career. In short, how does one become a painter in this day and age?
This film received the price Etoile de la SCAM 2014.
© 2012 Lumina Films / France Télévisions
Palettes : Chardin, la saveur de l'immobile, 30 min.
A film by Alain Jaubert
“The Skate” was painted in the Dutch school style in 1728. This painting of a stingray or skate fish takes us deep into Chardin's work, into his search for the exact placement for each object. The careful order he established gave his work great symbolic and historical depth and established his unrivalled reputation. Alain Jaubert's film plumbs the secret sources of this fascination with Chardin’s painting.
© 1991 ARTE France / Palette Production / France 3 / Delta Image
Les copistes du Louvre, 13 min.
A film by François Lévy-Kuentz
This film also portrays how the Louvre has always maintained its principle of allowing artists to work on copying the great masters.
© 1997 Artefilm / Musée du Louvre / France 3