Robert Bared

About

Robert Bared was born in 1958 in Byblos. He moved to Paris, which he considers his true home, permanently in 1975.

He attended university at the Sorbonne where he studied Classic and Modern literature, History, Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art History. His doctoral thesis on the 17th century French fabulist, Jean La Fontaine, eventually became a book on the author - La Fontaine - published by Le Seuil Editions.

Working as a writer, encyclopedia editor and editorial project manager, led him to collaborate with photographers, and eventually work on phtographic documentaries including portryals of authors (Opale Agency), and to produce the covers of musical scores (Symétrie Editions).

Over the last fifteen years, Bared has devoted most of his time to writing and photography, focusing on the status and impact of the artistic image. Among his publications are: La Peinture représentée (Hazan Editions, with Natacha Pernac) and Le Livre dans la peinture (Citadelles et Mazenod Editions). Most of his photography focuses on representations of the city.

He perfected his technique and trained his eye and critical acumen at the Paris-Val de Bièvres Photo Club. He began exhibiting his photography in 2011 with the support and encouragement of Irma Toudjian, Artistic Director of the musical society Suoni e Pause in Cagliari, Italy.

In his visual work he is drawn to an aesthetic of beauty, in his own words: “A sensitive beauty, neither cold nor futile. A certain ideal of harmony distances me from brute and neuralgic reality or any type of purely mental research”. He believes that sensual perception can and should co-exist with intellectual analysis and meditative reflection.

Pesrsonal Exhibitions:

2013
Il Lampionaio Galerie Suoni e Pause, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

2011
Di memoria e di pioggia Galerie Suoni e Pause, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

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