Jean Fautrier: Texture and Light
MAM - Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
In January 2018, the Museum of Modern Art will pay tribute to the French artist Jean Fautrier (1898-1964), considered one of the precursors of the informal art. Very little exposed in France, this solitary artist is nevertheless a singular and important figure of the renewal of modern painting of the twentieth century. After organizing a retrospective in 1964 and 1989, the museum will present a new major exhibition after almost thirty years of absence in France. The course is composed of about 160 works including nearly a hundred paintings, drawings and engravings and all of his sculptures. The works come mainly from private collections and the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (about 60 works). In 1964, a few months before his death, Jean Fautrier made a large donation, endowing the museum with the largest fund Fautrier.
Très belle et rare exposition d'un grand peintre méconnu
Inconnu du grand public ce peintre mérite le détour! Bien que très sombre, sa peinture ne laisse pas indifférent.........La première partie est nettement plus structurée, et m'a plue davantage; après il évolue vers une peinture plus informelle encore plus noire voire très noire.........
When it comes to museum exhibitions this was the best discovery experience I've had in a while. An artist so well known in his time, so influential on the artists after him and yet largely unknown today. The show is big, expansive (meaning no running into people) and well put together. If you're in Paris you won't regret this one.