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[CESCM]

French organization founded in Poitiers in 1953. The Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale (CECSM) is affiliated with the Université de Poitiers, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), and the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. The founders, among them historian Edmond-René Labande and art historian René Crozet, began CESCM as a month-long interdisciplinary study of medieval civilization, inviting foreign students to participate. CESCM has since developed into a permanent organization but maintains the international and interdisciplinary focus of its founders.

CESCM continues to hold its formative summer session, known as ‘Les Semaines d’études médiévales’, and invites advanced graduate students of all nationalities. The summer session spans two weeks and includes sessions on a variety of topics, each conducted by a member or affiliate of CESCM. CESCM supports collaborative research groups and regularly holds colloquia attended by the international scholarly community.

Since 1958 CECSM has published ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1952, in Chalon-sur-Saône.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes with figures, still-lifes.

Guérin studied architecture, and began painting in 1974. He lives and works in Alfortville. In his paintings of figures - Breton Crucifix; Figurines in Terracotta, Shower Cap...

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Maribel  

Spanish, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 4 June 1946, in Madrid.

Painter, pastellist, draughtswoman. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, scenes with figures, local scenes (bullfighting), landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes.

Maribel was born in Spain and lived in France from the age of nine. She studied with Serge Belloni. She lives and works in Roquefort-des-Corbières, in Aude. She has been much inspired by Spain and produces pastels of dancers, including flamenco and other Spanish dances, singers and musicians, as well as processions and penitents. Her colour range consists of ochres and warm tones, contrasting black and white to dramatic effect....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 8 September 1950.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

Gil Pottier studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Aix-en-Provence and at the Université d'Arts Plastiques in Montreal. His compositions, architectural in style, in cool colours, present pallid, hieratic figures with strips of cloth loosely draped around them....