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The death of Etel Adnan, the poet of painting


Born in Beirut to a Syrian father and a Greek mother, raised in French with the sisters, this woman of great culture was the reference in the world of contemporary art.

And a clear voice died out during the night from Saturday to Sunday in Paris. Etel Adnan would have been 96 years old this November 14, she was a formidable artist, all in clarity of thought and intense humanism. A poet with a fertile work whose abstract paintings radiated light and sun like children's drawings. A lucid and generous philosopher who has become over the years the benchmark in the art world. This summer, the Festival d'Aix and the Luma Foundation created in Arles a harsh contemporary opera based on its beautiful text, the

“Arab Apocalypse”

which refers to its native and battered Beirut. From the Civil War to the disastrous explosion of its port in August 2020, everything seemed predestined, fatally topical.

Last week, the Center Pompidou Metz inaugurated

“To write is to draw”

, a subliminal exhibition that explores its fascination with writing and signs, born from a conversation with its director, Chiara Parisi.

It unfolds like a long string

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Source: lefigaro

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