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Visiting Artist Lecture - Vicky Colombet
WhenMonday, Apr. 29, 2019, 6 – 7 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomRoom 003
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsPainting + Drawing Program, Division of Art, School of Art + Art History + Design

Vicky Colombet gives a lecture titled "Landscape: A Philosophy of Form."

With a career spanning over three decades, Vicky Colombet’s abstract paintings, works on paper, prints, fine art photography, and architectural glass projects exist in conversation with various art historical movements — from traditional Chinese Painting to Abstract Expressionism. Raised in Paris, Colombet, whose mother was of Filipino descent, spent her childhood traveling extensively with her parents across Southeast Asia and India. Eastern thinking became an important part of Colombet’s perception of the world.

Colombet began as a writer and wrote two essays in Les Temps Modernes “Les Femmes s’entêtent." Involved in the Feminist Movement in Paris, she met Simone de Beauvoir in 1974 and co-founded with her and others “La Ligue du Droit des Femmes." Vicky Colombet started a newspaper “Les Nouvelles Feministes” (1974 to 1977) with Simone de Beauvoir as the Editor-in-chief. The painter Henri Dimier (1899-1986) who was an iconoclast with an Asian approach to the practice of art became her mentor. They shared an interest in the metaphysical belief in what lies beyond, underlies or transcends the physical nature of the world and reality. And later, having the opportunity to meet with Agnes Martin in the last years of her life, Colombet was influenced by Martin’s rigor and her withdrawal from the world.

Learn more about Colombet at the link below.
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