Among the thousands of tweets expressing shock, grief and news from the Paris terrorist attacks on Friday night came one that would, quietly, become an emblem of hope and solidarity.
French artist Jean Jullien posted a drawing: a roughly painted re-appropriation of the symbol for peace, but with the middle triangle adapted to become Paris’s most identifiable building: the Eiffel Tower.
Jean Julien has just brought out a book with all his cartoons and artworks. He studied Graphics and Communication at The Royal College of Art in London and is a graphic designer.
As the BBC’s Arts Editor, Will Gompertz has interviewed and observed many of the world’s leading artists, directors, novelists, musicians, actors and designers. Creativity Magazine in New York ranked him as one of the 50 most original thinkers in the world. He is the author of the international bestselling art history book What Are You Looking At? which has been published in over 15 languages.
A quick read. An engaging book even if you do not know much about art and the scene. You can dip in and out of it. Some excellent quotations.