Peinture, 290 x 520 cm, 22 Mai 2002, 2002

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Pierre Soulages

Pierre Soulages
Peinture, 290 x 520 cm, 22 Mai 2002, 2002
Huile et acrylique sur toile | Oil and acrylic on canvas
290 x 520 cm

© ADAGP, Paris 2019

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

The very imposing Peinture 290 × 520 cm, 22 mai 2002 combines two ways of relating to light: the white of the blank canvas alternates with that of light reflected by ridges of “outrenoir.” 

Works from 1999 to 2003, painted in acrylic, comprise a series of large horizontal bands separated by narrow white bands of canvas; irregularities appear where black and white meet. Pulled in all directions, the viewer’s gaze does not settle on a specific point but travels from one edge of the painting to another.

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Pierre Soulages

Born in 1919, at Rodez (France)
Paris (France)

Pierre Soulages began his abstract body of work in the post-war years, using Expressionist gestures and dark colors. In the 1950s he began exhibiting around the world, notably in New York; since then, his work has been met with unanimous acclaim. 
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