On the occasion of the exhibition “Tout feu tout flamme” at Tornabuoni Art in Paris, Forma edizioni presents a catalogue with all the works in the exhibition as well as some other unedited images that show the artists at work and are essential to understand the artists. A critical essay by Daniel Abadie, curator of the catalogue and of the exhibition introduces the different sections, dedicated to the biography and the works of each artist.
Tornabuoni Art and Daniel Abadie bring together for the first time 40 of the most outstanding works of the greatest artists who used fire for their artworks.
Rather than the representation of fire it is its involvement with the artists who reveal it as a fundamental element of their creative process. This exhibition shows the different ways in which artists perceive fire, a phenomenon that has always been a fascination. The living aspect of flames, the moving play of light and shadow and the range of colours they produce, make them into cultural tools, considered a real source of inspiration for artists.
Fire has no shape and is perpetually changing it allows great freedom of interpretation: from Yves Klein’s “Paintings of Fire” to Alberto Burri’s “Combustions”, Arman’s “Accumulations” and Bernard Aubertin’s “Paths of Fire”; from Jannis Kounellis’ artifice of the “flower of fire” and Christian Boltanski’s “eschatological shadows” to Pier Paolo Calzolari’s “icy burns” or Chen Zhen’s “ashes”.