Art & Cartography exhibit. Saint-Mandé

 On the occasion of the 25th International Cartographic Conference,  an Art & cartography exhibit will take place in Saint-Mandé (near Paris).  Under the title « Artists visit again the representation of the world the exhibit gathers several artists : Michel Granger, Hervé Baudry, Ghislaine Escande, Philippe Favier, Michel Guéranger, Jean-Michel Hequet Vudici, Emma Malig,  David Renaud, Nathalie…

Creative Mapping

Creative mapping is a blog dedicated to the creative use of maps in art or how to map information creatively. Creative mapping est un blog dédié à l’utilisation créative des cartes dans l’art ou à la manière de cartographier l’information de façon créative.

Balkis Island, une cartographie imaginaire

Created in collaboration between Yona Friedman, a theoretician of architecture and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, a photographer and a videographer, this exhibition transposed the fictitious geography of an island situated in the far north of Canada to the middle of the Lake of Vassivière in Limousin. Visitors were invited to discover the mapping of the imaginary Balkis…

Maps by Shannon Rankin

Shannon Rankin  is an American artist born 1971 in California who lives and works presently in Rangeley, Maine, USA. She created several series of artworks with maps as raw material, maps she cuts, disintegrates, sticks, connects with threads, pins…  As she writes on her homepage: « I deconstruct maps to create new geographies, suggesting the potential…

The Amazing Secret Map of Mona Lisa / L’étonnant secret cartographique de la Joconde

Everybody knows or thinks he knows Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world. But it is also a mysterious work that has given rise to many rumors and speculations. We propose here an original interpretation that considers the painting as a sophisticated spatial and cartographic arrangement. We first build our reasoning upon an…

Max Ernst, a Facetious Cartographer / un cartographe facétieux

« Le Jardin de la France » (The Garden of France)  is one of the most famous Max Ernst’s paintings. It depicts a woman’s body lying between sandbanks and islands near the confluence of Indre and  Loire rivers. The work is fully representative of surrealism by the collage of different elements of reality that creates this feeling…