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L'informatique, outil et médium du peintre, vers une pratique du « lâcher-prise »

Abstract : I do not have a serene relationship with painting. While it creates a space for self-expression and a sense of belonging to oneself without limits, I fear the immensity of that space. Where to go? By which means? How to overcome hesitations? How to be sure to make the right decisions? Which paths to follow, which leads to explore? The practice of painting is an immersion. Within the studio and at the heart of a painter's work lie a number of unique plastic and mental processes. A dynamic is at stake, allowing a step towards new possibilities where making choices and taking risks are intertwined. There, in the tension between the unanticipated and what is tentatively determined, is where my pictorial work exists. Because of the wandering, the experiments, the breakthroughs but also the failures, I wanted to focus on the difficulties inherent to the painter’s work. What are their causes? How is the creative process impacted and what remedies can artists turn to? The hypothesis of this thesis is that computer and digital processing is a possible answer to the artist’s quest of letting go in his or her pictorial practice. If photography, film or video each have, at some point in their history, questioned their relationship to painting, what about today’s computer-assisted art? How do digital technologies and painting concurrently exist and share the artistic scene? How do they interact? In which particular ways does digital processing relieve the painter and enables a form of letting go? Admittedly, no definition of "painting" as we know it today can be exhaustive. However, we will take a look at how computers – apprehended as tools, but also as a medium for the painter – make it possible to identify the renewed, distorted, yet flagrant presence of painting within new artistic mediums and to redefine it as immaterial and dynamic. The experiments carried out in my artistic work as well as the surveys conducted with painters using computer-assisted techniques, will lead to a broader understanding of the process of letting go but also to experience the limits of the technical alliance.
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Elsa Ayache. L'informatique, outil et médium du peintre, vers une pratique du « lâcher-prise ». Art et histoire de l'art. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018BOR30032⟩. ⟨tel-01963843⟩



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