We recommend that you visit the Pierre Soulages exhibition at the Lympia gallery until April 19, 2020. From abstract painting, more than 70 paintings by the centenary artist. Black on all kinds of formats…
One of the most famous French artists at the Lympia gallery
Pierre Soulage is celebrating its centenary this year 2020. His abstract painting work is probably the most popular on the art market among contemporary French artists. A chronological journey will allow you to discover the work of the artist but also of other painters and friends such as the poet Léopold Sédar Senghor. The many visitors take their time between the large "outrenoir" paintings of striped patterns, smaller paintings, multimedia zones and various and varied writings. We discover and understand during the visit to this exhibition the influence that Soulages may have had on the world of advertising and graphic photography. A certain contrast reigns between the often monochrome exhibition and the Riviera colors so lively from outside (on the nearby port or Cape of Nice) as Picasso, Chagall, Matisse or Fernand Léger were able to transcribe and interpret ...
The exhibition, as always at the Lympia gallery is very well orchestrated and staged. The courteous and sympathetic welcome contributes to the success of the visit. Note that entry is free for all visitors, which regularly surprises passing tourists. The place, at first glance austere, does not lack charm, it is the former prison of Nice ... It is currently managed by the General Council of the Alpes Maritimes. He also administers another place of culture in the capital of the Riviera, at the other end of the city, the Museum of Asian Arts. We had offered you a preview of the exhibition devoted to the Asian influences of Yves Saint Laurent.
The gallery is spread over several floors, including a panoramic terrace overlooking the harbor, where in fine weather you can cross from one bank to the other thanks to Lou Passagin. A fairly large crowd honors the artist with his presence, do not hesitate to come at staggered hours and if possible outside the weekend if you do not want to queue before entry.