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Soulage. Pierre Soulage Art Versailles
Pierre Soulages was born on December 24.1919 in Rodez.
Very young he was drawn to Romanesque art and prehistory. He begins to paint in this isolated province that has not been penetrated by contemporary artistic currents.

When he was 18, he went to Paris to prepare for the drawing professorship and the entrance exam to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He was admitted, but convinced of the mediocrity of the education he received, refused to enter and immediately left for Rodez. During this brief stay in Paris he frequented the Louvre, he saw exhibitions by Cézanne and Picasso which were revelations for him.

Mobilized in 1940, he was demobilized in 1941. Occupied Paris, he went to Montpellier and regularly frequented the Fabre museum.
It was not until 1946 that he was able to devote all his time to painting. He then settled in the Parisian suburbs. He found a studio in Paris, rue Schoelcher, near Montparnasse and exhibited in 1948

From the early 1950s, works acquired by the Phillips Gallery, Washington, the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, the Museu de arte moderna, Rio-de Janeiro, etc… Today, Pierre Soulages is represented in more than 110 museums on all continents with more than 230 paintings.

In 1979 he exhibited at the mnam - Center Georges Pompidou his first single pigment paintings based on the reflection of light by the surface states of black. This pictorial light arising from the difference between two obscurities carries with it a great power of emotion and great possibilities of development, it will be called later «black-light» and «outrenoir».

Lithograph on Arche paper, signed in the plate lower right and numbered 150 copy on the left
40 X 30 cm
Art by Independent Artists,  Drawings,  Drawings
Author: Pierre Soulage
30 x  40 cm  /   11.8 x  15.7 in
Themes: Abstract  /   Origin: Europe  /   Characteristic: Series  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Original  /   Artists types: Professional artists  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: october 7, 2021 / Modified: october 7, 2021
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