An icon is an image, an object of contemplation, an unequaled model. It is the archetype, the primitive and ideal near perfection model according to the ideas of Plato. It is the universal symbol of collective unconsciousness for the philosopher Jung. May it be secular or religious, an icon is as obsessive as it is fascinating. As with these movie icons, omnipresent in our contemporary societies.
Movie stars are admired and desired, they are rich and powerful, they make us dream yet remain inaccessible. They mostly live as recluses, victims of their fame, and evolve in an enclosed world that makes them vulnerable or even destroys them.
Their daily virtual presence is an illusion that charms and haunts us, while at the same time keeping us estranged from the real world. Yesterday as today, the pleasing and idealized image of the stars, shaped by the unequalled genius of Hollywood, continues to captivate us.