Soulages at Louvre Museum

Dec-11-2019 Mar-9-2020

EXHIBITION/MUSEUM

Louvre Museum

Soulages at Louvre Museum

Dec

11

2019
Mar

9

2020

For the first time, the Louvre museum invites Pierre Soulages for a solo exhibition from December 11, 2019 to March 9, 2020

For the first time, the Louvre museum invites Pierre Soulages for a solo exhibition from December 11, 2019 to March 9, 2020. The artist, “painter of black and light,” is a major figure of non-figurative painting, recognized as such since the start of his career after World War II. Born on December 24, 1919, in Rodez (south of France), Soulages, who continues to produce work at a steady pace, is celebrating his 100th birthday at the end of this year. To mark this event, the Musée du Louvre is devoting 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 sets out to trace the chronological development of Soulages’s work from 1946 to the present day, through a small selection of pieces created over eight decades. 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. The museum is open from 9am to 6pm on Wednesdays from 9am to 10pm on Fridays and closed on Tuesdays.
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