Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999)
Bernard Buffet is recognised as a master in his art, and his paintings are collected in the most famous museums around the world. The Surugadaira Museum (Japan) is specially dedicated to his works and displays around 1,000 of his works. His paintings are strong and breathtakingly unforgettable. Bernard Buffet’s style can be recognised among others by a network of “dry” straight lines grey faces, wrinkled foreheads, scarce straight hair, tensed hands. His characters seemed crucified.
MUSEUM : Surugadaira (mus. Bernard Buffet), Clermont-Ferrand, Cluny, Marseille (mus. Cantini), Paris (mus. d’Art Moderne), Rome (mus. du Vatican), Toronto, Troyes, Villeneuve d’Asq, Genève, Lille.
Oil on panel
Signed lower right
– 22 x 16 cm (44 x 38 cm cadre inclus)
– 8 5/8 x 6 1/4 in. (17 3/8 x 14 in. framed)
– This work is a present from the artist to Mrs Claude Pompidou, former 1st Lady (1969-1974)
– ”Autour d’une collection”, Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, at Cajarc, from 12 July to 28 August 1994, reproduced in the exhibition catalogue
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