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DVD Stroke by Stroke, Jean-Baptiste Chardin and the copy

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Stroke by Stroke, from Jean-Baptiste Chardin to Mélissa Pinon
A film by Julien Devaux

(52 min.  / 2012)

From her native Burgundy to Paris, painter Melissa Pinon has developed a modern and figurative work form which she has earned a large recognition. In 2001, she discovered “The Skate” (La raie – 1728) one of Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s most famous paintings. She then decided to copy the work… Through the artist’s practice is built a thinking process about the value of imitation in an artist’s career. In short, how does one become a painter nowadays?

This film has won a Etoile de la Scam 2014.

Film © 2012 Lumina Films / France Télévisions


Available in VOD



Palettes : Chardin, la saveur de l’immobile
A film by Alain Jaubert

(30 min. / 1991)
“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.
Film © 1991 ARTE France / Palette Production / France 3 / Delta Image


Les copistes du Louvre
A film by François Lévy-Kuentz

(13 min. / 1997)
This film also portrays how the Louvre has always maintained its principle of allowing artists to work on copying the great masters.
Film © 1997 Artefilm / Musée du Louvre / France 3

More informations

DIGIPACK DVD / French version / English & Spanish subtitles / DVD5 PAL / Multizone / 16/9 & 4/3


December 2015


Project Collection

Alain Jaubert, François Lévy-Kuentz, Jean-Baptiste Chardin, Julien Devaux, Mélissa Pinon