Centre Pompidou holds an exhibition celebrating Pierre Soulages’ 100th birthday. Called “Soulages et le musée national d’art moderne” (Soulages and the National Museum of Modern Art), this tour focuses on the particular bounds between the abstract artist and the museum set within Centre Pompidou. This tribute can be visited from Wednesday December 11, 2019 to Monday March 9, 2020.
The exhibition focuses on 14 works of art symbolizing the importance of Pierre Soulages in the art from the end of the Second World War. Seven of these pieces are displayed at Centre Pompidou for the first time: the admirers of the artist can discover works from the 50s that were kept in private collections so far.
Pierre Soulages reinvents abstract art after the war and adopts a unique style focusing on black. His innovative works remain unforgettable for every modern art fan. Prolific artist until the end of his life, Soulages has created over 1600 paintings using different techniques: painting on paper, engraving, bronze, stained-glass window… Centre Pompidou keeps 25 of his works in their permanent collections including some given to the museum by the artist himself.
The museum of modern art regularly shows their interest in Pierre Soulages, presenting exhibitions and monographs, between 1967 and 2018. For the 100th birthday of the artist, several museums have decided to pay him tribute: the Louvre devotes a retrospective at the same time.
Pierre Soulages isn’t the only artist currently displayed at Centre Pomidou. If you go visit the Soulages et le Musée national d’art moderne exhibition, go and admire works by Dorothy Iannone or Christian Boltanski, as well as the museum’s permanent collections.
Dates and Opening Time
From 11 December 2019 to 9 March 2020
75004 Paris 4
Métro ligne 11 station "Rambuteau"
- de 26 ans: Free
tarif réduit: 11 €
tarif plein: 14 €
Le Centre Pompidou est ouvert du lundi au dimanche de 11h à 21h. Nocturne jusqu'à 23h le jeudi, fermé le mardi