From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Cahiers d'Art was a French artistic and literary magazine founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos. Zervos published it until 1960. Cahiers d'Art has also become an eponymous publishing house which published many monographs on French artists living in France in the first half of the twentieth century. Works published include a catalog of works by Pablo Picasso, prepared by Zervos.
The magazine founded by the art critic Christian Zervos in Paris Rue du Dragon in 1926, was published with an interruption from 1941 to 1943, until 1960. The first postwar issue was dated 1940-1944 and focused on poets and writers from the Resistance, including Vercors. Cahiers d'art also published selections from poet Paul Eluard's Open Book I (1940) andOpen Book II (1942).
After World War II, the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan was invited by Zervos to publish two articles on logic:Logical Time and the Assertion of Anticipated Certainty (1945) and The Number Thirteen and the Logical Form of Suspicion (1946). Samuel Beckett also contributed one of his earliest texts in French,The painting of Van de Velde or the world and the pants.
The magazine has been noted for the quality of its articles and illustrations which have promoted the Modern Art in France for 30 years. Artists represented include Picasso Fernand Léger, Max Ernst Raoul Dufy, Marc Chagall Brancusi, Van Gogh, Paul Klee, Henry Laurens Moholy-Nagy, Jean Lurcat, Joan Miró Calder, Victor Brauner, De Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, or Man Ray.