A complex, original, structured and universal manifestation.
The conditions for the emergence of the formulation are:
A place immune to all pressures and influences
The presence of others, not as spectators but as playmates
The presence of the so-called ‘servant’, not as a reference but in his role as provider of all necessary materials
Formulation is in fact something that each of us organically experiences as a toddler. It never disappears, just needs to be rediscovered and tapped into. This playful way of creating something has a unique repertoire of rules and images, it is a continuous process which never derives into art.
The balance between freedom and requirement is essential to the Formulation to manifest itself each of us latently carry a wealth of expressive capabilities just waiting to blossom.
Formulation is studied at the Research Institute for the Semiology of Expression in Paris. Arno Stern documented 70 signs. Here’s a representation of some of them.
Biographical documentary about Arno Stern, the inventor of Malort, internationally known from French as "Closlieu". Pioneer of painting studios, discoverer of universality in expression through the image, author and educator in the world…
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During the restrictive Covid19 period I do not receive visitors in the painting place. Usually it happens actually every week; and I answer many questions that follow the initial impression.
It is astonishing to stand between these enveloping…
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Against all racist prejudices, an impressive text just written by Arno Stern :
In 1950, my Thursday Academy was located in the attractive district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and 150 children came there every week. It was a daily flood of…
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