Renewal of painting during the Contemporary period

Simon Hantaï, was a Hungarian painter born in 1922 who moved to France in 1948. He marked Abstract art with a decisive theoretical turning point in the 1960s by favouring a 'blind' practise born from surrealism. By using folding as a method he renewed painting and opened the way for new practises.

The 'Supports/Surfaces' group (Viallat, Bioulès, Cane, Dezeuze) adopted this investigation in 1969-1972 and pushed boundaries of thinking on the components of paint, canvases, frames, colour, cord etc whose physical capacities were systematically explored.

Soulages Collection

Collection Soulages

This room opens the trail for the Contemporary collections which the museum's renovation was able to bring into...

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Soulages Collection

Collection Soulages 2

The first floor of the contemporary building closes the museum's perimeter. This space enjoys a very high ceiling...

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Jean Fournier Gallery

Salle Fournier

On the ground floor, at the rear of the Bourdon Court, this vast gallery opens onto the...

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Contemporaines Galleries

Salle_49

The Contemporaines galleries are made of four vaulted rooms and end the visit. They are the vivid...

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Contemporaines Galleries

Salle_50

The Contemporaines galleries are made of four vaulted rooms and end the visit. They are the vivid...

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Contemporaines Galleries

Salle_51

The Contemporaines galleries are made of four vaulted rooms and end the visit. They are the vivid...

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Contemporaines Galleries

Salle_52

The Contemporaines galleries are made of four vaulted rooms and end the visit. They are the vivid...

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