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D'origine italo-luxembourgeoise, Georges Noblet naît à Lyon en 1949. Photographie depuis 40 ans. Après une longue pratique de l'argentique, il découvre le procédé Sigma / Foveon qui lui permet de photographier avec les hautes exigences du peintre. Riche d'un patrimoine de plus de 1.000.000 de photos, il pratique lui-même ses tirages sur papiers d'art de la plus haute qualité, jusqu'au format A1+ (Epson Stylus Pro 7880, sur papier Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White).

Successivement coiffeur, infirmier de bloc de chirurgie d'urgence pendant 11 ans, conseiller en systèmes Haute-Fidélité d'exception pendant 7 ans, il s'initie au difficile apprentissage de la grande peinture classique, la dorure, puis la restauration de tableaux. Peint depuis 1983, étudiant en parallèle les maîtres hollandais, français, italiens et anglais.

Trophée des «Coeurs de la Création» en 1986, à l'U.N.E.S.C.O. Expositions en France et en Allemagne. Illustre de 50 dessins et réalise le livre du poète Thierry Cozon: Chant de Paix et des Espoirs, pour lequel il suit un stage d'imprimerie offset. Longs séjours dans Le Pacifique Sud, l'Inde,le Népal, le Tibet, l'Afrique.


En 1989, Année de la France en Inde : 10 expositions et conférences à Bombay, Calcutta, Pondichéry, Auroville. Expose dans le Pavillon de la France au Book Fair à Calcutta. Rencontre le cinéaste Satyajit Ray (Le Salon de musique, Le Monde d'Apu, Charulata) lors du tournage de son film Ganashatru (Un ennemi du peuple), puis plus tard Henri Alekan, photographe et grand chef opérateur de cinéma (Quai des brumes, La Belle et la Bête, Les Ailes du Désir).


Compose décors, lumières et mise en musique du spectacle «L'oiseau pourpre Liberté», représenté en 1989 au Théâtre de Villeurbanne.


Enseigne la peinture Classique, par l'étude des chefs-d'œuvre des maîtres tels Vermeer, Georges de La Tour, Léonard de Vinci, Chardin, Turner, ainsi que la tempera. De même le pastel selon les techniques de Quentin de la Tour. Participe à la mise au point de peintures, de médiums à peindre et de vernis avec plusieurs grands fabricants européens de couleurs, tels Blockx (Belgique), Old Holland (Pays-Bas), Pébéo et Lefranc-Bourgeois (France). Démonstrations publiques lors de salons.

Etudie la restauration des tableaux selon l'École du Louvre. Rencontre Mme Ségolène Berjon, conservateur général des musées nationaux, les restaurateurs de l'Instituto per l'Arte e il Restauro à Florence au Palazzo Spinelli, puis ceux du Musée Russe à Saint Pétersbourg. Etudie la calligraphie et la peinture zen chinoises et japonaises.



EXPOSITIONS:

Photokina (Cologne, Kölnmesse 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010):


http://www.pbase.com/ianvermeer/photokina_2004

MIPS et salon de la Photo (Paris, Porte de Versailles, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013):


http://www.pbase.com/ianvermeer/mips_2006_paris

Exposition commune avec Jean-Daniel Lorieux, grand photographe de Vogue: http://www.pbase.com/ianvermeer/salon_de_la_photo_2008___paris


Lyon: Showroom Bloch-Design, expositions de tirages en 2005, 2006 et 2007


Lyon, Palais des Congrès 2006


Lyon, Librairie Decitre: exposition/dédicace du 30 janvier au 20 février 2010


Saint Quentin-Fallavier, espace Georges Sand - Avril/mai 2010: 50 tirages grands formats.


Lyon, Clinique du Parc de mai à juillet 2010 - 80 tirages en grands formats


Lyon - Congrès Mondial des Vétérinaires - décembre 2011 - Centre International des congrès


Publie un livre de photos: Lyon Bellissima! "aux éditions Altaïr en Octobre 2007


Illustre: "Light is Life" d'Alain Guilhot - Architecture Lumière:


http://www.architecture-lumiere.com/

Illustre 14 livres publiés à Londres par One WorldClassics :


http://www.georges-noblet.book.fr/galeries/books-and-cd/



http://www.oneworldclassics.com/

Parution en octobre 2009 aux éditions "La Bibliothèque des Arts" - Lausanne - Suisse, de "Lyon", livre en commun avec Erick Saillet, Photographe:


Publication en 2010 aux Editions "EdXodus"- France, de "Métiers du Patrimoine", livre en commun avec 5 photographes


http://www.bibliotheque-des-arts.com/



Galeries sur PBase (Plus de 2.550.000 visiteurs):

http://www.pbase.com/ianvermeer



Galerie Sigma Japon :

http://www.sigma-dp.com/DP2/sample-photo/index.html





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Biography



Born in Lyon in 1949, of Italo-Luxemburger descent.

Photography for 40 years. After a long practice of the argentic, he discovers the Sigma / Foveon process which allows him to photograph with the high requirements of the painter. Rich in a heritage of more than 500.000 photos, he practises himself his prints on art papers of the highest quality

Successively hairdresser, male nurse, co-manager of surgery emergency block in the hospital, then in some private hospitals as assistant doctor (general surgery, surgery of the hand, plastic and reconstructive of burns and accident victims).

Studies electroacoustic and becomes consultant in high-end (hi-fidelity systems), during 7 years.

At the same time, he learns about the difficult apprenticeship of the great classical painting, the leaf gilding then the restoration of paintings.

Painted since 1983, studying in parallel Flemish, French, Italian and English masters.

Long and multiple stays in the South Pacific, India, Nepal, Ladakh, east Africa, Russia, Greece, Europe.

Trophy of the " Hearts of the creation " in 1986 in the U.N.E.S.C.O.

Exhibitions in France and in Germany. Illustrate with 50 drawings and conceives the book of the poet Thierry Cozon: « Chant de Paix et des Espoirs", for which he makes a training course of offset printing.

Participated for three months in 1989 in the "Year of France in India", with ten traveling lecture-exhibits in Bombay, Calcutta, Pondichery and Auroville. Exhibit hids paintings in the French Pavilion at the Calcutta Book Fair, presenting "Chant de paix et des Espoirs"

. Met the film-maker Satyajit Ray (The Music lounge, the World of Apu, Charulata) during the shooting of its movie Ganashatru, then later the photographer and cinematographer Henri Alekan (Port of Shadows, Beauty and the Beast, Les Ailes du Désir, etc. ).

Created backdrops, lighting, and music for the show "L'Oiseau pourpre Liberté", produced in the Villeurbanne theater in 1989.

Invited by the burgermeister to put on an exhibit at the Festhalle of Kahl am Main in 1991.

Since 1990, has given himself over to teaching classical painting, by studying the master-pieces of such Masters as Vermeer, Georges de la Tour, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Chardin, Turner, as well as to tempera painting and pastels, using the techniques of Quentin de la Tour. Courses for beginners or advanced work for professionals.

Appointed by several major European great color manufacturers (Blockx (Belgium), Old Holland (Holland), Pébéo and Lefranc-Bourgeois (France) to refine and test colours, oils, varnishes and supports, as well as for public demonstrations at trade fairs.

Studied painting restoration according to the Louvre School. Met Mme Ségolène Berjon, General Curator of National Museums, with whom he refines his research.

Restoration techniques at the Instituto per l'Arte e il Restauro in Florence. Meetings at the Palazzo Spinelli.

Met the restoration group at the Russian Museum at Saint Petersburg, and learned Russian techniques.

Studied Chinese, Japanese Zen calligraphy and painting and searched for a technique that brings together the Chinese mastery of the gesture and its poetic expression, and the splendidly complex techniques of glazing, together with Dutch polychromy; warmly encouraged by his friend the Sinologist calligrapher and collector Hervé Kergueleguen.

Photographer for forty years. After a long experience with emulsion-based film, since 2004, he became familiar with the Sigma/Foveon process with enabled him to apply the high requirements of the painter to the task of the photographer. His photo collection includes more than 450,000 items. He prints his own photos on art papers of the highest quality, such as Hahnemühle, Somerset Velvet, Premier, Moab, Ilford, with a wide-format Epson Pro printer (UltraChrome inks, their unusual brilliance guaranteed against fading by light).

He has been exhibited at the Cologne Photokina biennals in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010, in the Our World Gallery under Sigma‘s patronage, and each year at the "Salon de la Photo" Paris (since 2006).

His Internet site, which has had more than 2.550.000 visits, is recommended by Sigma France as a reference.

He regularly participates in the Sigma forum on DP Reviews (England) and Chasseurs d'Images in France, as well as in international Sigma Users conferences in various countries.

He photographed the Creation Civile "Ombres portées" by the Pierre Deloche Dance Company in June 2005, and "Cité des Corps" in June 2006, on the Place des Terreaux in Lyon.

Portrait and four pages story on his work in the US magazine Digital Photographer January 2006: "Painting with Light", by Marcy Gibbel.

One page in Connaissance des Arts Photo N°21 September 2009

Several exhibitions of large size prints.

Richard F. Lyon, one of the researchers that developed the Foveon process, who he met in England, has selected some of his photos to illustrate articles in Wikipedia.

Publication in October, 2007 of a book of photos: "Lyon Bellissima! " by the publisher "Altaïr "



Illustrate 14 books published in London by One WorldClassics



Illustrate: "Light is Life" Alain Guilhot's book- Architecture Lumière



Publication in October, 2009 by the publisher "La Bibliothèque des Arts"- Lausanne - Switzerland, of "Lyon", common book with Erick Saillet, photographer.



Reports of national heritage restorations of France



Publication in 2010 by the publisher "EdXodus"- France, of "Métiers du Patrimoine", common book with five photographers
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