"Soulages" at the Galerie Berggruen by Pierre Soulages, 1958
Artist: Pierre Soulages
Medium: Original Lithographic Poster, 1958
Dimensions: 29.75 x 19.5 in, 73 x 52 cm
Arches Paper - small orange ink stains at the lower right. Condition B
This original composition for an exhibition of Pierre Soulages' paintings at the Galerie Berggruen, used exactly the same plates for the poster and for the Lithograph #46 in the catalog of Pierre Soulages' graphic works.
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.
Ed. 500. + 200 (signed and numbered on Arches Paper). Ref. BNF #46