Michael Jackson – On the Wall : a Royal & Pop exhibition in Paris

Grand Palais, Paris, France

We had the honor to visit of the exhibition Michael Jackson – On the Wall held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, from November 2018 to February 2019.

This exhibition, originally installed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, aimed to show the influence of the King of Pop on Contemporary Art through works by around 40 famous artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Michael Jackson was above all an outstanding musician / singer / dancer, with a considerable career and international fame, but because of the unique image he has shaped over the years, he has created a myth which has necessarily been a source of inspiration for some artists, starting with the greatest representatives of Pop Art: Andy Warhol, Keith Haring or Jean Michel Basquiat.

The new Mona Lisa ?

These creations explore the complexity of
this artist, both in terms of personality and his artistic musical and choreographic choices and how he
dialogue with social and cultural issues
and policies of his time.

Vanessa Desclaux, Associate Curator of the exhibition

The works presented in this exhibition date, for the older ones, from the 70s, when Michael was still performing with his brothers in the group of Jackson 5 (later renamed The Jacksons). The most recent have been created several years after his tragic death (June 25, 2009) which shows that the myth is alive and well beyond the scope of music …

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Giant and collaborative Coloring page !

In early January 2019, Just Color partnered with La Plaine Images (Site dedicated to creative industries, in Tourcoing, France) to offer employees of its companies a unique and creative experience : color together a giant coloring page, on the theme of the Video Games of the 90s !

This workshop was part of the celebration of the new year, which included several creative workshops.

Overview of the evening at Plaine Images in Tourcoing, France

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“Keep Calm and …” : 20 New exclusive Coloring pages

Do you know this famous poster saying Keep Calm and Carry on, in big white letters on a red background, with a pretty crown ?

Here is the explanation of its origin, according to Wikipedia :

The original 1939 Keep Calm and Carry On poster
Keep Calm and Carry On is a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for World War II. The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities.[1][2] Although 2.45 million copies were printed, and although the Blitz did in fact take place, the poster was hardly ever publicly displayed and was little known until a copy was rediscovered in 2000 at Barter Books, a bookshop in Alnwick. It has since been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as the decorative theme for a range of products.

We often find this poster with the message and the design totally transformed … It goes from philosophical messages related to Personal Development (Be unique, Believe in your dreams, Go forward, etc …), to messages including references to popular culture and Internet “memes” (Star Wars, Unicorns, Cats …).

We decided to create our own “Keep Calm and …” posters, with some messages that seemed to be inspiring, accompanied by original and simple visuals. Of course, all these designs can be … coloured !

Here are some examples of messages you can now color :

  • Keep Calm and Believe in your Dreams
  • Keep Calm and Be unique
  • Keep Calm and Eat Sweets
  • Keep Calm and Always Smile

You will find these new colorings in this gallery.

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Enter into Steve McDonald’s Fantastic Cities

We are honored to introduce you Steve Mcdonald, Canadian artist and illustrator.

Married and dad of two young girls : Roxana and Asha, Steve is graduated from Art and Design. He lives in Ontario  (Canada) and has lived in many countries including Italy, Saudi Arabia, India and Indonesia … it’s thanks to all his travels that he has found the inspiration for his coloring books projects.

Today he succeeds in the world of Art, particularly in the field of the coloring pages for adults … His success is undeniably due to his incredible imagination and talent !

 

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Do you have some hours to spend coloring this new exclusive creation ?

JustColor.net artists are never bored of offering you new exclusives coloring pages. What we like even more is the diversity of our original creations.

We appreciate an artistic creation especially when it asked us a lot of time of realization, just as we prefer a beautiful bouquet of flowers prepared and composed by ourselves rather than a simple bouquet bought at the florist.

As a result, spending much time to color a coloring page will give us a lot of satisfaction because it will have asked us more details, more perseverance and more reflection in the choice of the colors.

To give you a good and long coloring moment, our team reproduced a wall tile full of small details, from the 18th century.

 

 

 

 

Left: A wall tile representing a flower vase and birds dating from 1740 (Netherlands).

Right: The coloring page we created from this masterpiece

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t hesitate to color this exclusive creation, and to send us the result  with the feature ” Your creations“.

You can find other coloring pages of that kind in the galleries Art or “Flowers and vegetation.

Discover Mimieve’s fantastic world

Marie-eve Klein, or “Mimieve” is now one of the JustColor.net partner artists !
 
This Belgian self-taught designer will seduce you with her fantastic and childish world.
She’s also a designer in the collective Global Doodle Gems and the author of the book entitled Dreamlike Journey” released in 2017 and available in English and French.
 
To present you in more details this new artist, we asked her some questions … Mimieve tells us about her :
 
 
 
 
 

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Fashion, accessories, decoration … Mandalas are everywhere !

Originally, the Mandalas were mainly devoted to Buddhist meditation (see this article on the origin ). Today, due to its benefits, the Mandala has become an ornamental symbol that can be found in many “trend” objects.

First, you do you know that everyone can make a Mandala ?

Many of you have probably already drawn a rose. Equipped with a compass, a pencil and a sheet of paper, it’s possible to quickly obtain a creation such as the drawing below :

But of course, the “real” Mandalas are much more complete, more precise and richer in details than that ! Our Mandala coloring pages gallery is the proof of that. Don’t hesitate to explore it if it’s not already done …

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