1st visit Musée d'Arrt Moderne et Contemporain

 The modern and contemporary art museum


Its collections of paintings, sculptures, installations, graphic arts and photography from 1870 to the present, are mainly focused on Western Europe (Kandinsky, Picasso, Arp, Baselitz ) and provide a rich overview pioneers of modern art to contemporary art. Two or three annual exhibitions complete the artistic panorama.


Artwork 1

Auguste Rodin, The Thinker, 1904Plâtre cake on wood 183.5 x 156.5 x 142 cm.
The human condition, often violence is related to fear, fear of death.
Will I be judged by my actions?

Artwork 2

Victor Brauner, The Word, 1938Huile on canvas 73 x 60 cm
Painting Brauner puts Image parole.Que the question of do we say? That include those listening? Words can become aggressive objects, weapons or simply the messengers of our darkest impulses.
= The power of words, communication
Artwork 3

• André Masson, horses attacked by fish, 1932Huile on canvas
By an automatic procedure (let go of the pencil on the canvas without looking)
Masson brings out of his unconscious violent and improbable
scene of battle between fish and horses, but it leaves open the
viewer to invent his own interpretation
= convert forces into something else,
the importance of different viewpoints
regarding interpretation; How to express things that are not made
in our mind: the impulses?
Artwork 4

Georg Baselitz, Bild einunddreizig 1994 Oil on canvas

The painting stands out for its format and technique.On guess watching the pictorial traces the artist worked on the ground, he walked on the canvas and painted with hands directly, as a kind of fight with his own table. The manner of painting reveals the wrath of the artist.
Violence = the pictorial touch


Artwork 5

AR Penck, Vor dem Ausschuss (front scrap) 1989Acrylique on canvas 340 x 340 cm
Penck (born artist RDA) invented a universal language creating gross signesgraphiques which contrast sharply with bright colors dripping from the bottom. By accumulating archetypal symbols, the artist tells the violent history of mankind.
= The universal character of signs, colors (archetypes) to tell … even violence

1st visit to the Musée Tomi Ungerer

The Tomi Ungerer Museum
International Center of Illustration

Step 1: The children’s albums
The class is divided into groups.
Each group draws two words from the list on the figurative book.
Each then had to go in search of an illustration of an album Tomi which illustrated the two words drawn.
The Giant of Zeralda, Paris, School of Leisure, Paris, 1971.
Zeralda‘s Ogre, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1967
Zeralda giant is a tale where a nice and sweet little girl will turn an ugly ogre amateur fresh meat in a good father of a large family.

Zéralda, my dear, I feel good there! I can not move any member, and everything turns before my eyes. I eat too much of baked potatoes, at noon. I could never go to the market tomorrow! It will take you to go alone in my place. On this picture, deZéralda father says one thing, the picture says another. On the ground, a bottle of wine half drunk, a woman’s portrait crossed with a black ribbon, these details suggest to us that this is a family man, widowed and unhappy who takes refuge in the alcohol.


Match, Paris, School of Leisure, Paris, 1974. Match, New York, Parents Magazine Press, 1974.
Match is a tale rewritten by Tomi Ungerer from the story published in 1845 by Hans Christian Andersen, a Danish author. It updates the by including it in our modern society. Match is an orphan who searches the bins to try to survive. Nobody cares about her, until magically an abundance of food and objects appear. It distributes to the needy and by ripple effect throughout the city shares its wealth.


The mayor was embarrassed, the military seemed unnecessary. In order to save its popularity, the mayor climbed a pile of vegetables to make a speech. But nobody listened so he stopped speaking after a moment. Tomi Ungerer through the figure of the mayor mocks this issue is power and the need to obtain official recognition for adults. It shows their narrow-mindedness and their little heart. But it is a child who will make them change because it is the them, children who will make the world of tomorrow.


* No kiss for Mommy, Paris, School of Leisure, 1979. No Kiss for Mother, New York, Harper & Row, 1973. A book as Tomi Ungerer autobiography which recounts her childhood and simultaneously plays reality. His father died when he was only 4 years reappears in an authoritarian father who educates caricature with his cane. His mother she becomes hazy and totally shifted.

In an instant the two cats roll on the ground, blowing, hitting, biting, scratching, to the delight of young viewers who are divided into two camps and open their paris. Often starts a fight over something trivial, a misunderstood glance, someone who forgets too eager to greet you. When the words formalize this point, it is possible to exchange, when words are too late insults whose outcome is often a fight. The harmed another, the seizure of power in the form of devouring in this image.
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