Guillaume de Sardes

Guillaume de Sardes est écrivain-photographe, historien de l’art et commissaire d’exposition. Il est actuellement chargé du Département développement du Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. Il est Directeur de la publication d’Art Critique.

Drag racing, a journey into intensity

Paul Ardenne is interested in all things modern; he’s even one of its best scholars. Perhaps the fact that he had already covered this field so well is why he […]

Homer at the Louvre-Lens

The Iliad and the Odyssey are all that remain of a vast epic body of work which is now lost. These verses, sung in Greek and accompanied by a lyre, […]

Against the hegemony of American art

In his brief essay L’Europe fantôme (2019), Régis Debray noted the following: “the great industrialist from across the Atlantic now reigns over four-fifths of Europe’s movie screens, two-thirds of all […]

A Tribute to Outstanding Amateurs

An amateur, according to Émile Littré’s Dictionnaire de la langue française, is “someone who pursues the fine arts without making it their profession”. It might also be a public figure […]

What makes a successful gallery?

The financialization of art has led to the emergence of large galleries (those with sales figures over 50 million dollars, who have a 30% profit margin, whose yields are significant). […]

About transgression

At first the subject of transgression might seem to have been thoroughly exhausted. The notion of transgression allowed modernity to be built as a reaction against academicism, it also enabled […]

Revisit « The Square »

Artists have been the inspiration for many successful films, whether they are painters like in Van Gogh (1991) by Maurice Pialat or Pollock (2000) by Ed Harris or even musicians […]