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Art Night Expo - SOULAGES Painter of Black and Light

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris Classic Anyone? Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 04 Mar 18:40 - 21:30

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This is the last week of a unique exhibition celebrating a unique Artist! The Louvre’s collection displays Western art from the Middle Ages to Protected content . The Museum has only ever organized 2 exhibitions for contemporary artists Chagall and Picasso, both on their 90th birthday.

Pierre Soulages, “painter of black and light,” is a major figure of non-figurative painting, recognized as such since the start of his career. Soulages, who continues to produce work at a steady pace, has celebrated his 100th birthday at the end of Protected content

To mark this event, the Louvre has devoted an exceptional exhibition to the artist in the prestigious Salon Carré, which is located between the Galerie d’Apollon and the Grande Galerie and used to house the Paris Salon.

This tribute exhibition traces the chronological development of Soulages’s work from Protected content the present day, through a limited selection of pieces created over eight decades of artistic research. Soulages’s exceptionally long career is illustrated by some of his major works, most of them from prominent French and foreign museums. The exhibition covers every period, with a focus on the outrenoir polyptychs. It also presents a number of very large paintings executed in recent months, demonstrating the remarkable vitality of Soulages, who has never stopped working.
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