‘Black’ day for artist Soulages

The Citizen (KZN) - - News - Paris

– They call him art’s man in black. Artist Pierre Soulages has painted pri­mar­ily in black for eight decades – foreswear­ing all other colours since 1979.

Now the Lou­vre mu­seum in Paris is mark­ing his 100th birth­day with a rare trib­ute to a liv­ing artist.

Twenty works from the more than 1 700 can­vasses the French mas­ter has pro­duced over his long ca­reer will be shown in a special three-month show which opens to­mor­row.

The painter, who will turn 100 on Christ­mas Eve, be­gan his voy­age to the dark heart of the colour in 1979 with a se­ries of paint­ings called “out­renoir”, or be­yond black.

And since then no other colour has ap­peared on his can­vasses.

Nat­u­rally, he also dresses in black. – AFP

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