PIERRE SOULAGES : BLACK ON BLACK ON BLACK

I thought I would post a selection of Pierre Soulages work, which may I add, I absolutley love . Soulage, know as the ‘painter of black‘ was born in the south of Fance in 1919 and worked alongside artists such as Domela, Picabia, Hartung and Léger.

“…both a colour and a non-colour. When light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it. It opens up a mental field all of its own”. He sees light as a matter to work with; striations of the black surface of his paintings enables him to make the light reflect, allowing the black to come out from darkness and into brightness, thereby becoming a luminous colour.

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