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Pierre SOULAGES

French Pierre SOULAGES

French painter, engraver, and sculptor

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Born: on December 24, 1919 in Rodez, Aveyron, France  (99 years)


Biography

Born in Rodez, Aveyron, in 1919, Soulages is also 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 sees 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.

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