Exhibition Gérard Schneider ON PAPER | 1944-1959
The gallery presents a selection of more than 70 works on paper by Gérard Schneider: from the «decisive» period (1945-1950) to the «glorious» period (1951-1961). This lyrical abstraction leader left us with a painting that is both free and poetic, at the same time strong, intense and dynamic, where gesture and color reign as masters.
Exhibition Huguette Arthur Bertrand
“Obliquement et à travers” (oblically and through), this unusual title of a painting by Huguette Arthur Bertrand could provide a good summary of her work’s place in the Post-War artistic landscape. After arriving in Paris in 1946, she became one of the few women to join the ranks of young artists who were practicing a form of abstraction that was at first geometrical and then became more spontaneous, adhering to an artistic movement that would be called, according to attempts at clarification by critics, “lyrical, gestural, informal or tachist”.
COLOUR AT THE SERVICE OF ABSTRACTION
Handling colors and lines is a real diplomacy, it is a real dificulty.
Colour is one of the most important components of abstraction. It is one of the most difficult aspects to master. It requires a great reflection for the artist.
This exhibition presents several artists such as Gérard Schneider, Lois Frederick, Huguette Arthur Bertrand, Guy de Rougemont, Niki de Saint Phalle, Michael Goldberg and Salomé de Fontainieu …
ROUGEMONT “from the ellipse to the serpentine line”
« One does not go from the plan to the volume, from the object to the monumental, without one day all this being based on one and the same practice. I am a painter: my sculpture, my furniture, my carpets are of a painter … » Rougemont