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Cartier has always formed close bonds with the world of art.
Antique Cartier pieces have been progressively brought together since 1973 to form the Cartier Collection. The collection is displayed in the greatest museums in the world and tells the story of Cartier design and style.
In 1984, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain was created in order to aid and support contemporary artistic creation and ensure its global influence. This unique location celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014.
It was therefore only natural for an arts and culture magazine to be created. Since 2001, the Cartier Art magazine has explored a different theme in each issue, presenting artistic expression in its most diverse forms as well as the most original lifestyle features: photographs, architecture, the culinary arts, the cinema, literature and more.

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Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light

When we think of painting, we usually think of color. Yet the Ancient Greeks believed that the art of painting didn't originate with color, but with shadow. In his Natural History, Pliny the Elder recounted that painting was invented by the daughter of the Greek potter Butades of Sicyon in Corinth when she traced the shadow of her lover’s face cast on the wall by the light from a lantern.  

In the new issue of the Cartier Art magazine (#43) dedicated to "Lumière" (light), Hélène Kelmachter describes how painting is connected to the relationship between the real and its double, between light and shadow.

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