Édouard Leon Cortès

Looking at Post Impressionist Édouard Cortès’ quite magical paintings — evoking Paris — makes one realise in what pitiful state quite some of contemporary art seems to be. From a visit to the Astrup Fearnley Museet here in Oslo ( a pretty weird and unpleasant experience to be polite here, as I am living in Oslo ) one can only conclude that conceptualism is now everything. Craftsmanship and a meaningfulness which doesn’t hide behind pretentious pseudo intellectual BS seem to be a thing of the past. As an antidote to that: here are the paintings of Édouard Leon Cortès.