Pierre Soulages, the extremely famous painter, blew out his hundredth candle yesterday! On the occasion, the Salon Carré of the Louvres is offering him (and us) a retrospective exhibition. The Raspail Montparnasse Hotel tells you more about this…
Soulages, painter of black and light.
We could spend hours exploring the works of Pierre Soulages.
The play of light is infinite, clinging to the streaks dug into the painting, reflecting in the masts, then getting lost in the crevices, to finally bounce off the ups and downs of the painting surface.
Ideally, you should come on a rainy day, and then come back when the weather is nicer. Observe the work from afar, up close, from the left, then from the right… And rediscover it from a new angle every time!
Soulages at the Louvres
Through this exhibition, the Louvre wished to “show the continuity of a whole work elaborated within the same conception of an abstraction”.
It chronologically retraces the artist’s career from 1946 to the present day. Moreover, some of the paintings are only a few months old!
The exhibition is located between the Galerie d’Apollon and the Grande Galerie, in the heart of the Italian Primitives, much appreciated by the painter. According to him, they illustrate the evolution of Western painting, as well as the transition to a representation of three-dimensional space.
The hotel team very much enjoyed rediscovering Soulages’ work in this way at the Louvres. It is indeed quite unusual to see retrospectives of contemporary artists at this museum. Superb exhibition, which we recommend without hesitation!
From 11 December 2019 to 9 March 2020
Open from 9am to 6pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
From 9h to 22h on Wednesdays & Fridays.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Pyramid – Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1
Metro Palais Royal
Exhibition + museum ticket: 17 €.