I can’t wholeheartedly subscribe to the thought, attributed to F. Nietzsche, that “in order to understand the painting, one must probe the depths of the artist.” It seems to me perfectly legitimate to appreciate a work of art while knowing nothing of its maker; and yet, I’ve spent many still and silent moments watching Mireille Camus work on her canvasses, before asking her about the way she works as an artist.
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Mireille Camus – the artist
Drawn since her earliest youth towards the plastic arts, Mireille Camus has long exercised her talents in a little atelier on the Place Rossetti, in the historical centre of Old Nice. At that time, her creative imagination found expression in the manufacture of art objects, as well as craft products and clothes, taking as her starting point the reclamation and repurposing of all sorts of materials — rags, papers, rope, earth, sand or stones — worked together sometimes, in the spirit of Arte povera, by macramé or by weaving, as well as with watercolour, batik, or silk-painting.