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In praise of reading

Visual art can take you to unknown worlds and stir in you strong emotions and feelings but, as the writer François Mauriac said, reading can also, like art, be an "open door to an enchanted world". Indeed, between the pages of a book you can encounter new characters and discover stories and other universes.

The act of reading is also associated with many memories; not only the memories of all the stories you've read but memories of school and homework, or that deliciously calm afternoon spent reading your favourite book.

Through books, libraries, writing and texts, this selection celebrates reading as a universal and intimate act.

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Fabien Vieilletoile, Woody, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Woody, 2012
41.3 x 27.2 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$959

David Jamin, Précieuses lectures, Painting

David Jamin

Précieuses lectures, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,542

Alice de Miramon, Lecture, Drawing

Alice de Miramon

Lecture, 2016
12.2 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$486

Henri Lamy, Lecture, Painting

Henri Lamy

Lecture, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,496

Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Drawing

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$3,035

Daniel Barroso, Lectrice, Painting

Daniel Barroso

Lectrice, 2014
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,821

Raffaella Benetti, Librarsi, Sculpture

Raffaella Benetti

Librarsi, 2017
16.9 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,821

Leticia Felgueroso, Lectura, Photography

Leticia Felgueroso

Lectura, 2017
16.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$734

Michel Ajerstejn, Machine , Photography

Michel Ajerstejn

Machine , 2009
35.4 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,942

Lilly Sotirova, Book of life, Painting

Lilly Sotirova

Book of life, 2012
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,178

Charlotte Fröling, Still life with books and a globe, Photography

Charlotte Fröling

Still life with books and a globe, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$3,460

Guillaume Bourquin, La relativité, Painting

Guillaume Bourquin

La relativité, 2016
35 x 36.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,185

Antonio Matallana, Livre, Painting

Antonio Matallana

Livre, 2015
10.6 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,463

2flui, Conviction, Painting

2flui

Conviction, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$546

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (What is freedom?), Print

Claire Fontaine

Untitled (What is freedom?), 2012
47.2 x 35.4 inch
Print

$3,035

Grégory Chiha, Le Code, Painting

Grégory Chiha

Le Code, 2009
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,428

Alice de Miramon, Livre de vacances, Drawing

Alice de Miramon

Livre de vacances, 2016
6.7 x 9.1 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$279

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, Diaries II, Print

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

Diaries II, 2017
3.9 x 5.9 inch
Print

$134

Guela Patiachvili, Machines 5-6, Painting

Guela Patiachvili

Machines 5-6, 2015
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,949

Marek Okrassa, A reading one, Painting

Marek Okrassa

A reading one, 2015
25.6 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$3,035

Aleksandra Makowska, The untitled book, Print

Aleksandra Makowska

The untitled book, 1999
2.2 x 3 inch
Print

$182

Ben, Nothing important, Painting

Ben

Nothing important, 2014
19.7 x 24 inch
Painting

$16,996

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Les livres de Colette, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Les livres de Colette, 2016
47.2 x 47.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,885

Natalia Kuznetsova, La liseuse à la perle, Painting

Natalia Kuznetsova

La liseuse à la perle, 2005
35.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$1,942

Charlotte Barrault, Justine, Painting

Charlotte Barrault

Justine, 2016
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,185

Lionel Borla, Corps paysage 1, Painting

Lionel Borla

Corps paysage 1, 2016
22 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$2,040

Anna Karpowicz-Westner, Afternoon with a book, Painting

Anna Karpowicz-Westner

Afternoon with a book, 2017
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$2,914

Daniel Waks, La lectrice, Photography

Daniel Waks

La lectrice, 2015
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$1,821

Guillaume Bourquin, La terre est ronde, Painting

Guillaume Bourquin

La terre est ronde, 2016
38.2 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,856

Daneïs, L'encrier, Print

Daneïs

L'encrier, 1982
11.4 x 14.6 inch
Print

$231

Said Dokins, Shin Sei, Painting

Said Dokins

Shin Sei, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$2,185

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, Books of Legends II, Print

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

Books of Legends II, 2017
3.9 x 5.9 inch
Print

$134

Angel Mateo Charris, Donde los Escorpiones, Painting

Angel Mateo Charris

Donde los Escorpiones, 2015
37.4 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$6,313

Daniel Barroso, Lectora, Painting

Daniel Barroso

Lectora, 2013
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$2,064

Lionel Borla, Graphic Bathers 9, Painting

Lionel Borla

Graphic Bathers 9, 2016
7.1 x 15 inch
Painting

$376

Daneïs, Livre et encrier, Print

Daneïs

Livre et encrier, 1982
10.2 x 15.4 inch
Print

$231

Guillaume Bourquin, La Mort de Virgile, Painting

Guillaume Bourquin

La Mort de Virgile, 2016
35 x 36.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,428

Brankica Zilovic, Totem - Détail - Encyclopédie medicale Cystite, Drawing

Brankica Zilovic

Totem - Détail - Encyclopédie medicale Cystite, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 2.8 inch
Drawing

$1,821

Daneïs, Livres et Pâquerettes, Print

Daneïs

Livres et Pâquerettes, 1982
18.9 x 26 inch
Print

$340

Reinhard Gorner, Milich'sche Library I, Görlitz, Photography

Reinhard Gorner

Milich'sche Library I, Görlitz, 2016
50 x 51.2 inch
Photography

$5,099

2flui, Credulity, Painting

2flui

Credulity, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$546

Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Drawing

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$3,035

Daneïs, Livre et fleurs de pommier, Painting

Daneïs

Livre et fleurs de pommier, 1990
13 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$5,949

León Ferrari, Árbol embarazador, Print

León Ferrari

Árbol embarazador, 2009
22 x 15 inch
Print

$1,214

JonOne, Urban Calligraphy, Print

JonOne

Urban Calligraphy, 2009
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$4,128

Brankica Zilovic, Totem détail - Esprit de famille, Drawing

Brankica Zilovic

Totem détail - Esprit de famille, 2015
11.8 x 11.8 x 2.8 inch
Drawing

$1,821

Reinhard Gorner, Neustift Abbey library, Photography

Reinhard Gorner

Neustift Abbey library, 2016
50 x 59.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$5,099

Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Drawing

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$3,035

Gipé, C.4, Drawing

Gipé

C.4, 2016
16.5 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$546

Takala, La plume - Série Les Caprices de Madame Bovary, Photography

Takala

La plume - Série Les Caprices de Madame Bovary, 2013
21.7 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$911

Sébastien Masson, Bibliothèque, 3, Photography

Sébastien Masson

Bibliothèque, 3, 2016
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,700

León Ferrari, A un lado por la izquierda, Print

León Ferrari

A un lado por la izquierda, 2009
22 x 15 inch
Print

$1,214

Sergio Ceccotti, Intérieur, soir, Painting

Sergio Ceccotti

Intérieur, soir, 2006
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$7,041