Les Messagers, Chefs-d’œuvre de la Fondation Maeght, Expositions – Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght | Art Moderne et Contemporain



An inspiring collection that was exhibited nearby when I was still in France, it included sculptural works, paintings and drawings by some familiar and some new artists to me. I was particularly attracted to the quality of lines, gestural, geometric, impressionistic and calligraphic as I was working on drypoint plates at the time. It was interesting to see works by Henri Michaux, who uses and deconstructs text in his art, Pierre Alechinsky sketch-like works and Miro’s mark making.

Stand out pieces for me were Anne Treal-Bresson, “Le Cri” intricately drawn in ink, using hatching in a distorted face that references “The Scream”. Hans Hartung, for the variety of marks and evidence of relating with the canvas. Alexander Calder for composition and balance. Eva Bergman for her minimalism.


Author: chrisocaprintingblog

Studying visual arts part-time with the Open College of the Arts

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