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Pierre Soulages

90 min visit

Pompidou Centre
11 Dec → 9 Mar 2020
From Wed to Mon from 11 am to 9 pm. Nocturnal Thu until 9 pm. Closed Tue.

« One hundred years, a perfect opportunity to (re)discover this legend!  »

One hundred years! That age is already impressive. But the artist who reaches it on December 24, 2019 is even more so. Pierre Soulages will have marked our time, with a production that greatly multiplies his number of years. More than one thousand six hundred paintings and other creations in various techniques. At a very young age, Soulages broke with figurative representation, questioned historical abstraction and chose black to work with, a colour that carries within it all the others. From there, an artistic identity is developed and with it, a symbol of contemporary creation. He elaborates his works outside of any stylistic group, according to a solitary and free approach that he never ceases to update. Alive and well, and still with prolific hands, the artist did not need to die to create his legend. Like the greatest, his story is written in the most beautiful museums, including the Centre Pompidou, which has been home to his works since 1952 and organises numerous exhibitions and retrospectives around his work. Few living artists have benefited from this treatment! A deserved tribute to our oldest painter still alive by two exhibitions currently in Paris, one at the Louvre, the other at Pompidou.


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