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François Fontaine – Icons


An icon is an image, an object of contemplation, an unparalleled model. It is the archetype, the primitive and ideal model, approaching perfection in Platonic ideas. For the philosopher Jung it is the universal symbol of the collective unconscious. Whether religious or secular, an icon obsesses as much as it fascinates. Like those omnipresent cinema icons in our contemporary societies. The film stars, desired and adulated, rich and powerful, make us dream but remain inaccessible. They live most often recluses, victims of their notoriety, evolving in a closed universe which weakens and sometimes destroys them. Their daily virtual presence is...

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