The image used for this lithographic poster is a reproduction of a painting by Pierre Soulages for an exhibition of the artists' paintings at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in 1960.
Soulages was inspired by painters such as Picasso and Cézanne very early on. His powerful canvases are devoid of any reference to nature, relying on their rhythmic partition of the surface and on the relationship between forms and the textures of the paint to create what some critics described as "melodies" or "symphonies" of space. Using just one color to create a stark contrast against the white background, Soulages refuses to commit himself to painting color harmonies.
Lithographic Poster, 1960
34.8 x 21.5 in, 88.4 x 54.6 cm