Presentation of the CRHI
The Center for Research and Inter-Media History (CRHI) of the Emile Cohl School was established to examine and analyze the relationship between works of the past, as expressed in traditional media (painting, sculpture, engraving, etc.), and contemporary works stemming from the new media (strip cartooning, animated cartoons, video games, etc.). In other words, what contribution can traditional art forms offer to enrich current arts/media?
Directed by Cyril Devès, PhD in Art History, researcher, speaker, university lecturer and teacher at the Emile Cohl School, the CRHI derives its originality from placing the work of a contemporary designer in a critical perspective compared with works from Art History. With this objective in mind, the International Symposium on Gustave Doré 1883-2013 was held on 22-23 March 2013 for the 200th anniversary of the French illustrator’s death (1832-1883).
Several French and foreign participants attended, including Philippe Kaenel, Professor in Art History, Senior Scholar and Researcher at the University of Lausanne in Geneva (Switzerland), Scientific Curator of the Exhibit, “Gustave Doré (1832-1883): Master of Imagination” at the Musée d’Orsay from 10 February to 11 May 2014.
It should be noted that the book entitled “Actes du Colloque Gustave Doré” was published by Editions Emile Cohl.
The next CRHI symposium to be held on 20-21 March 2015 will focus on Victor Hugo and the Arts: the writer as a public figure and as a private person.
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