The Encyclia-K Concept...
SOFTWARE FOR CATALOGUES
Encyclia-K helps you with the organisation
of drafting and editing a catalogue raisonne,
from the input of information to the published
edition and the preparation of a digital catalogue
The creation of a catalogue raisonne dedicated
to the work of an artist requires one to track
the impredictable course of its diffusion
into the public.
What are the different stages of this diffusion?
Once achieved, works are often photographed.
Then the artist naturally tries to exhibit
them in order to sell them to institutional
or private collectors. Depending on his level
of success, his work gives rise to publications.
The dispersed works create a market where
public auctions play a important role. Lastly,
the existence of the artist is marked by different
events: his style may evolve, he may get married,
it may happen that he changes his address,
that he has significant encounters with fellow
artists, art critics, etc. All of these different
elements make up the artistís history.
In following this same order, you will thus
first try to assemble the photos, which will
be, by their nature, the basis of the identification
of the different works. The listing of the
exhibitions will help to establish a chronology
in the production. In determining the changing
list of the collectors, you will follow the
trail of the different works. Completed, if
this is possible, by the personal archives
of the artist, you will assemble a bibliography,
as complete as possible. The descriptions
published in the catalogues of the public
auctions will indicate to you the fleeting
reappearance of works that you were not able
to locate. More personal inquiries with respect
to the artistís ìcircle and
setî will complete this study and shed
light on the artistís work from an
historical point of view.
In Encyclia-K, these six sources of information
correspond to six autonomous files. They are
linked to an Inventory file, which centralises
and synthesises all of these data.
The files that you will have created can be
exported directly into QuarkXPress,
the softwareused by most professionals in
the graphic art world when printing a catalogue,
it's saving considerable amounts of money
when printing limited or important volumes.
Alain Blondel, co-author and co-developer
of Encyclia software:
19 rue A de St Exupéry
88103 Saint-Dié des Vosges
+33 682 589 337