Nils-Udo, celebrating nature before its demise

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German artist Nils-Udo is a key figure in a movement born in the United States known as land art, a school of painting, images and montage that celebrates nature in all its many forms. Now into his 75th year, this passionate environmentalist is celebrated in a Paris exhibition lasting until October. Clément Sénéchal presents some of the art on show (photo) and talks to Nils-Udo about his work, his methods and his deep anguish at what he calls the "ignorant" irreversible destruction of nature.

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