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Cartier has always had strong ties with the world of art and design. 

Since 1973, the Cartier Collection has grown into an extensive and treasured collection of antique pieces that tell both the history and evolution of the Maison’s design and style. These legacy pieces have been exhibited and shared in museums around the world. And in 1984, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain was created to support and promote contemporary artists, designs, and creations with the global audience. It was only natural for the Maison to launch its own magazine dedicated to arts and culture.

Since 2001, the Cartier Art magazine has explored a different theme in every issue, presenting artistic expression in its most diverse forms as well as original features about photography, architecture, culinary arts, film and cinema, literature, and more. 

The magazine is available in Cartier boutiques and can also be downloaded for free on the App Store for iPad and iPhone. 
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Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light

When we think of painting, we usually think of color. Yet the Ancient Greeks believed that the art of painting didn't originate with color, but with shadow. In his Natural History, Pliny the Elder recounted that painting was invented by the daughter of the Greek potter Butades of Sicyon in Corinth when she traced the shadow of her lover’s face cast on the wall by the light from a lantern.  

In the new issue of the Cartier Art magazine (#43) dedicated to "Lumière" (light), Hélène Kelmachter describes how painting is connected to the relationship between the real and its double, between light and shadow.

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