"The man that talks of his contemporary art, the art during its evolution, curves with pains his mark, a mark that’s either obscure or authentic, and finds it’s self among the miraculous power of divination and the fragile spirit of timeliness. "

Teriade

Verve

In 1937 Tériade established the publishing house VERVE, publishing mainly the magazine with the same name. Creating a dialectical relationship between poets and painters and his capability of inspiring relations based on friendship and mutual collaboration, he made it possible for these publications to become monuments of speech and art. He convinced the greatest artists of his time to express their thoughts in public in writing for the first time. The book, that until that time was a privilege of poets and authors, becomes, parallel to the oil-cloth and the marble a prop of creation in plastic arts. Thus, he managed to gather, during a historic period (from the end of cubism until the last great artists of the 20th century), an entire world of rare spiritual and artistic wealth.

The most famous and brilliant painters, poets and authors collaborated there, such as Matisse, Braque, Bonnard, Rouault and Maillol, whose illustrations where accompanied by texts written by great authors, such as Jouandeau, Gide, Faure, Grenier, Giraudoux and representatives of foreign literature, such as Lorca, Dos Passos, Joyce, Rilke, Hemingway, Camus, Elytis, Tagore and many more. This way started an unrepeatable – both in quality and content- creation that will continue until 1971.

 
Title
Category
Artist’s Name
Title
Edition
Verve
«Various»
Henri Matisse
1937, Paris
Verve
«Various»
Georges Braque
1938, Paris
Verve
«Various»
Pierre Bonnard
1938, Paris
Verve
«Various»
Georges Rouault
1938, Paris
Verve
«Various»
Maillol
1939, Paris
Verve
«Historical Manuscripts of Middle Ages»
Book of Berry’s Duke. The Calendar
1940, Paris
Verve
«Various»
Henri Matisse
1940, Paris
Verve
«Historical Manuscripts of Middle Ages»
The Fouquet of National Library
1943, Paris
Verve
«Historical Manuscripts of Middle Ages»
Calendar of Berry’s Duke. Jesus’ Life
1943, Paris
Verve
«Historical Manuscripts of Middle Ages»
The Fouquet Of Chantilly. Jesus’ Life.
1943, Paris
Verve
«Historical Manuscripts of Middle Ages»
The Fouquet of Chantilly. Virgin and the Saints.
1943, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Henri Matisse
1943, Paris
Verve
«Historical Manuscripts of Middle Ages»
Calendar of Anne of Bretagne
1946, Paris
Verve
«Historical Manuscripts of Middle Ages»
The spear war’s Bible by King René
1946, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Pierre Bonnard
1947, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Pablo Picasso
1948, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Henri Matisse
1948, Paris
Verve
«Historical Manuscripts of Middle Ages»
Henri Matisse
1949, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Marc Chagall
1950 , Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Pablo Picasso
1951, Paris
Verve
«Various»
Georges Braque
1952, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Pablo Picasso
1954, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Georges Braque
1955, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Marc Chagall
1955, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Henri Matisse
1958, Paris
Verve
«Dedicated to an artist»
Marc Chagall
1960, Paris