Exhibition from February 8 to April 19, 2020 at the Lympia Space, 2 quai Entrecasteaux, 06000 Nice, open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 5pm, phone number : 04.93.04.53.10, admission free.
The first impression improved by the visitor when he sees a Soulages painting is a big surprise. Soulages has become to be a painter in 1946 and he has always used the black color. Soulages discovers the "Outrenoir" in 1979 after puting several black painting coats on a canvas. He didn't succeed to find what he is looking for and he goes out of his studio. Few minutes later Soulages comes back and he understand that the black color is the purpose of his work. Soulages uses different kinds of tools for making reliefs, cuts and fields catching light for underlining the painting because he isn't attracted only by the black color but also by the light and the contrasts. The contrasts helps Soulages to go beyond the colors. For tributing the Soulages centenary several famous museums or institutions decide to highlight paintings they own but the Lympia Space has succeeds to win a challenge by convincing public and private collectors to lend paintings. Finally the one who understands with deep the Soulages painting was the poet and former Senegal president Leopold Sedar Senghor when he says that they are "a testimony of a man about the men".