Pierre Soulages (1919 - 2022) - photo 1

Pierre Soulages

Pierre Soulages was a French painter, printmaker, and sculptor. In 2014, François Hollande described him as "the world's greatest living artist."

Soulages is known as "the painter of black," owing to his interest in the colour "both as a colour and a non-colour. When light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it. It opens a mental field all its own." He saw light as a work material; striations of the black surface of his paintings enable him to reflect light, allowing the black to come out of darkness and into brightness, thus becoming a luminous colour.

Wikipedia

Date and place of birt:24 december 1919, Rodez, France
Date and place of death:26 october 2022, Nîmes, France
Nationality:France
Period of activity: XX, XXI century
Specialization:Artist, Painter
Art school / group:New School of Paris, School of Paris
Art style:Abstract Expressionism, Abstract art, Contemporary art, Informalism, Tachisme

Creators France

Jean-Pierre Dantan II (1800 - 1869)
Jean-Pierre Dantan II
1800 - 1869
James Wilson Morrice (1865 - 1924)
James Wilson Morrice
1865 - 1924
Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889 - 1962)
Jean-Gabriel Domergue
1889 - 1962
Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754 - 1837)
Nicolas-André Monsiau
1754 - 1837
Nicolas-Antoine Taunay (1755 - 1830)
Nicolas-Antoine Taunay
1755 - 1830
François Jouffroy (1806 - 1882)
François Jouffroy
1806 - 1882
Emmanuel Frémiet (1824 - 1910)
Emmanuel Frémiet
1824 - 1910
Andre Mare (1885 - 1932)
Andre Mare
1885 - 1932
Boris Fyodorovich Chaliapin (1904 - 1979)
Boris Fyodorovich Chaliapin
1904 - 1979
Eugène Alexis Girardet (1853 - 1907)
Eugène Alexis Girardet
1853 - 1907
Georges Jacob (1739 - 1814)
Georges Jacob
1739 - 1814
Jean-Louis Voille (1744 - 1829)
Jean-Louis Voille
1744 - 1829
Pierre Courtens (1921 - 2004)
Pierre Courtens
1921 - 2004
Pierre-Louis Delaval (1790 - 1881)
Pierre-Louis Delaval
1790 - 1881
Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste Raguenet (1715 - 1793)
Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste Raguenet
1715 - 1793
 Wols (1913 - 1951)
Wols
1913 - 1951

Creators Abstract Expressionism

Zhou Chunya (1955)
Zhou Chunya
1955
Werner Graeff (1901 - 1978)
Werner Graeff
1901 - 1978
 Sung (1984)
Sung
1984
Charles Fazzino (1955)
Charles Fazzino
1955
Stanley Whitney (1946)
Stanley Whitney
1946
Klaus Meister (1953)
Klaus Meister
1953
Peter Schmersal (1952)
Peter Schmersal
1952
Jules de Goede (1937 - 2007)
Jules de Goede
1937 - 2007
Winfred Gaul (1928 - 2003)
Winfred Gaul
1928 - 2003
Michael Kabotie (1942 - 2009)
Michael Kabotie
1942 - 2009
Dan (Daniel Cody) Muller (1889 - 1976)
Dan (Daniel Cody) Muller
1889 - 1976
Sidney Nolan (1917 - 1992)
Sidney Nolan
1917 - 1992
Raul Martinez (1927 - 1995)
Raul Martinez
1927 - 1995
Adolph Gottlieb (1903 - 1974)
Adolph Gottlieb
1903 - 1974
Håkon Stenstadvold (1912 - 1977)
Håkon Stenstadvold
1912 - 1977
Karolus Lodenkämper (1943)
Karolus Lodenkämper
1943