Promote Art & the Human Behind

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Free your (he)art

As a human, I'm using my right to speak.
As an artist, I'm using my right to share.

I had a hard time defining the word “human” in my youth, and what it means to adhere to humanist values. But what I’ve learn in my (short) life so far, is that we are here to create, whatever “that” is.

We are all artists in our own way; of our own life.

Humanistic themes and techniques were woven deeply into the development of Italian Renaissance art. Conversely, the general theme of “art” was prominent in humanistic discourse. The mutually enriching character of the two disciplines is evident in a variety of areas.

I was raised surrounded by art pieces; at home, at school, in museums.
I always knew how much I was privileged about that...
But now I really feel the need to give it back.
Because art is what defines our society. Art speaks of itself about a society we get to build. In every piece of art, there is a glimpse at how the artist sees the world, and the society living in.
It should belong to everyone : not just the privileged ones. It shouldn't be kept away from the eyes of the people who helped creating it - even if it's just by their presence in this world.

Like the humanists, Italian artists stressed the autonomy and dignity of the individual. High Renaissance art boasted a style of portraiture that was at once humanely appreciative and unsparing of detail. Heroes of culture such as Federico da Montefeltro and Lorenzo de’ Medici, neither of whom was a conventionally handsome man, were portrayed realistically, as though a compromise with strict imitation would be an affront to their dignity as individuals. Similarly, artists of the Italian Renaissance were, characteristically, unabashed individualists. The biographies of GiottoBrunelleschiLeonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo by Giorgio Vasari not only describe artists who were well aware of their unique positions in society and history but also attest to a cultural climate in which, for the first time, the role of art achieved heroic stature. The autobiographical writings of the humanist Alberti, the scientist Girolamo Cardano, and the artist Benvenuto Cellini further attest to the individualism developing both in letters and in the arts. Montaigne dramatized the analogy between visual mimesis and autobiographical realism when he said, in the preface to his Essays, that, given the freedom, he would have painted himself “tout entier, et tout nu” (“totally complete, and totally nude”).

3L – Art Magazine

In my own way, I want to help sharing it too.

So I created a free platform;
A speaking tribune;
A moving public space...

For artists to share their work. 

Take it as an open-air museum.

A place where artists from any societal class can leave their fingerprints.
A place where humans from any societal class can benefit from it.

A place where even orphan immigrants
Can leave their fingerprints and rise up

– Lin-Manuel Miranda

Making of “Ailleurs” by ©Bob Photographie | ©Mathieu Drouin
Laurence BL
Chief Editor

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