Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, awards on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 the title of " Master of art " to six professionals of exception of art professions.
What Master of art? Following the example of the Alive National Treasuries Of Japan, Masters of art are carriers of exceptional know-how That they owe pass on. The appointment as Master of art Aim at supporting the vast field of art professions. Created in 1994 by him Ministry of Culture, the title of Master of art awarded since summer in Hundred and seven excellent professionals. Carrier of a talent, one Experience and of a skill rare, Master of art makes a commitment in Pass on his knowledge and his knack to a qualified pupil So that he immortalizes them.
Since 2010, the Ministry of Culture and Communication awards This title every year to value an immaterial heritage Of exception and to encourage its transmission. To do it, Master Art receives an annual allowance of the State, to the amount of 16 000 Euro, with the aim of proposing a hanging high-level training Three years to a pupil.
Frédéric Mitterrand distinguished six excellent professionals, among whom Embroiderer François Lesage, named Master of art on an honorary basis for Its whole career. The remarkable know-how and the exceptional Talent of these craftsmen contribute to the influence of practices Artistic in domains so varied as the printing office, the arts Plastics, the design, the ceramic, the fashion, the book and the edition. This New promotion also brings to light the rich collaboration Between Masters of art, artists and contemporary designers.
Joël Bertin, caster of typographic characters Last caster in service in Europe, Joël Bertin is a team leader in Breast of the Workshop of the Art book and the Print since 2003. Of the revision Characters of the Government Printing Office, by way of the services Photocomposition, prepress and manufacturing, he builds up to itself a robust Experience henceforth recognized international. He indeed collaborates With artists of the whole world such as Zanuzucchi, Ra Anan Levy Or of numerous publishers of art as Maeght, Editart-Genève, publishing Of the magazine Conference, Agencia Literaria Carmen Balcells or still The publishing Tracks. Joël Bertin also developed of news Innovative techniques, as the adaptation of certain long-distance skiers in Didot or still the cast iron of the tie with crack for clasp in her Japanese for the book of Miquel Barcelo.
Gérard Borde, ceramist After prestigious debuts within the Factory of Sèvres where he Participate in the production of artists' sculptures contemporary also Different that François-Xavier Lalanne, Zao Wou Ki or still France Franck, Gérard Borde creates, in Limoges, a workshop of research and Ceramic production to develop some design of objects. Traveling, him Oscillate henceforth between Limoges, where he occupies the functions of Director Technique of the Research center on the Arts of fire and Earth ( CRAFT), and Tarbes where he teaches the College of Art and of Ceramic. He realizes and coordinates projects contributing to the innovation Manufacturer, looking constantly for the limits of the ceramic material. On more than eighty projects, let us quote Stained glass from it lithophanie of china Realized in 2004 with Philippe Favier. Between personal creation and Collaborations with Marc Couturier, Martin Szekely or still Yann Kersalé, Gérard Borde has respite to open towards new projects Artistic of exception.
François Lesage, embroiderer Heir of a long tradition of embroiderers for the fashion design and the loan To carry, he makes his first weapons for Elsa's singular collections Schiaparelli. After an apprenticeship within the family workshop, him Flies away for the United States to open a workshop on the avenue most Celebrate western American, Sunset Boulevard, where the know-how and Virtuosity that he acquired in France quickly open him the doors of Studios of Hollywood. But the death of his father ends this adventure, And in 1949, he resumes his workshop. During the sixties, his innovative talent blooms and Becomes emancipated of the weight of the tradition. He experiments materials New, treatments of audacious materials and account among his Clientele of big names of the fashion such as Lanvin, Givenchy, Dior, Chanel, Stoneware, Patou, Yves Saint Laurent. It is during annéesquatre- Twenty that he meets Christian Lacroix, then, ten years later, Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier for whom his house will produce Masterpieces. His ambition does not stop there. In 1992, he one School of embroidery to pass on and immortalize its art, where come Train students and amateurs of embroidery of the whole world. On 2002, his house enters the galaxy Chanel, and he becomes for Karl An irreplaceable partner Lagerfeld, he will say: " I do not conceive of Mode without embroidery, nor of embroidery without Lesage. " Inspired Creator and interpreter of the most famous fashion designers, he realized Bigger collection of embroidery for the sewing in the world.
Laurent Nogues, graphic creator in embossing, gilt and Inlay Hardly awarded a diploma by the Ensaama, Laurent Nogues his company Créanog in 1994, registering his company in the spiritual inheritance of Creations Fournier, for a long time managed by his father. In the know-how Exceptional in the field of the embossing, of the hot marking and of The inlay on paper, he brings the additional dimension of her Graphic creation which opens him the doors of the customers most Prestigious: Christian Dior Parfums, Chanel, the Currency of Paris, Cognac Lheraud. Laurent Nogues, afterward, a pole of management Of manufacturing which allows to propose a much more global offer. He Cartier is then going to create for Frédéric Malle, Thierry Mugler, without forgetting Yves Saint Laurent, house for which he imagines caskets of Christmas In 2006, or still Cognacs Hennessy in 2010 with the conception Of the graphic identity of the Castle of Bagnolet.
Yves Parisse, tailor, engraver on crystal (house Baccarat) Yves Parisse enters in prestigious house Baccarat, in 1975, As apprentice, then climbs one by one all the levels to reach in her Responsibility of head of the workshop of size engraving and big decoration. His job consists in intervening after the work of the glassworker to decorate in The hand of glasses, vases, decanters, jewels, chandeliers... He Create linear, geometrical motives, facets, bevels, everything By digging the glass to obtain a decoration or create a new shape. Within the framework of his workshop, Yves Parisse occupies a particular place And power plant because all the works of exception are executed there, including Lighting trade. He defines, in connection with the engineering consulting firm, the conditions of Manufacturing of every object to respect the spirit wanted by each of Contemporary artists and designers with whom he collaborates: Philippe Starck, Elie Top, James Hayon, or still Ora Ito.
Michaël Woolworth, lithographer, publisher of art The speciality of Michaël Woolworth concentrates on techniques Of impression on manual press (lithograph on stone, wood Engraved, one-design sailboat, linocut, etching) and on an editorial activity, Putting his know-how in the service of contemporary artists. He begins in Sides of Franck Bordas and collaborate with renowned artists, among whom Jean Dubuffet, to realize, besides about twenty boards, his Lithographic exercises. The experience of its collaborations with Daniel Pommereulle, Jorge Camacho and many other artists the conduit in of New practices as the engraved wood, the linocut, the engraving in Carborundum and the one-design sailboat, thanks to the press with engraving. The activity Editorial of Michaël Woolworth and the implementation of exhibitions, for To defend and to spread the art of the contemporary print, is Considerably increased these last years: for example in the castle Of Chambord, monographic exhibitions on Marc Desgrandchamps, Jean-Michel Othoniel or Djamel Tatah were Presented to show their collaborations with the workshop.
On the occasion of these appointments, unique rooms of the new Masters of art will be presented to the public, from November 23rd till January 15th 2012, in the spaces of exhibition of the Ministry of Culture and of her Communication (Galleries of the Palais Royal).