15 February 2023


Art is the shortest way from man to man – André Malraux

The Grand Palais Éphémère hosts the prestigious Art Capital in Paris from 15 February 2023 to 20 February 2023 showcasing the works of more than 2000 artists including painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, engravers and more.

Art Capital is an annual event of national and international importance in  contemporary art. This year, Art Capital was organized in Paris, France.

“In the historical tradition of artistic fairs, Four Salons have been brought together since 2006 in ART CAPITAL, allowing the exhibition of established or emerging artists: Comparisons, The Salon of French Artists, The Salon of Independent Artists, The Salon of Drawing and Painting at the water. During the works of the Grand Palais, Art Capital opened its doors at the Grand Palais Éphémère and offered its major annual art exhibition in the heart of Paris, on the Champ de Mars, facing the Eiffel Tower, where the universal exhibitions took place. The most professional of these salons, the Salon Comparisons, has 30 groups corresponding to as many sensibilities or trends in current art: Crossed Memories, Exuberant Writing, Expressionism, Figurative Transposition, Landscape and Poetry, Metaphor, Latin America, Gesture and Synthesis , Lyrical abstraction, Singular sculpture, Strange visioniric, Art-metis, China, Naive people, Constructivism, Plural sculpture, Matter and light, From appearance to imagination, Inner resonances, Current figuration, Signs and traces, Ostendo, Maxirealism , Free installations, Narrative evocation, Japan, Extraordinary expression, Instantaneous life, From inertia to movement, Ut pictura poesis. The public appreciated that we can thus find confronting styles, approaches and techniques,” says the renowned artist Larissa Noury.

This year, one could appreciate the incredible plasticity of the “Living paintings” in astonishing installations and performances, proposed by Larissa Noury. Her tactile painting on canvas continues as a soft and elegant hand painting on silk.

“The Composition of silver-grayish, whitish and ivory nuances of embroidery painting on Indian Varanasi silk is some kind of echo of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” sonata. It’s chromatic balance can be interpreted with joy or melancholy, fear or anguish, excitement or curiosity, the list is unending. The title in English translates to “Moonlight.” Just as moonlight can depict distress, excitement, or both, “Clair de Lune/ Moonlight” insights a wide range of emotions,” artist says.

Larissa’s paintings on the dress and on canvas are arranged meticulously to evoke arousal and suspense, magical dreams and poetry of space.

The richness of the color palette was surprising and dynamic and artists from all over the world presented multifaceted works.

 ‘The ensemble formed showed the great diversity of creative tendencies. Several artists currently highly sought after by collectors have exhibited at this prestigious Salon: Poliakoff, Arman, Yves Klein, Vieira Da Silva, Alechinsky, François Morellet, Utrillo, Vlaminck, René Magritte, Man Ray, Picasso, Salvador Dali, Van Dongen, André Masson, Bernard Buffet, Olivier Debré, César, Niki de Saint-Phalle, for example. Larissa’s painting was selected by the Group formed by international artists “From Appearance to Imagination” under the chairmanship of Asilva. We travel here from abstraction to figuration through different forms of expression. “If to a composition already interesting by the choice of the subject, you add an arrangement of lines which increases the impression, a striking chiaroscuro for the imagination, a color adapted to the character, you have solved a more difficult problem and you are superior: it is harmony and its combinations adapted to a unique song, it is a musical tendency” – this quote from René Huyghe from “Dialogue with the visible” opens the presentation of the group in the catalogue.” Larissa Noury shared in detail the grand contemporary art festival.

Photo1-5 Art Capital opened its doors at the Grand Palais Éphémère and offered its major annual art exhibition in the heart of Paris, on the Champ de Mars, facing the Eiffel Tower.

Photo 6-8 “Moon light”,“Poem of Colour” and “Mont Saint-Michel” the paintings of Larissa Noury for the Salon Art Capital, Grand Palais, 2023.

Photo 9-10  A Larissa’s performance at the Salon Art Capital, Grand Palais 2018 with her new creation:  Painted Dress “ Moon Light” on Indian Varanasi silk and its details with Miss Montmartre Ludevine Vincent.

Photographs:  Laurent Rosemain.

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