A major figure in the postwar abstract movement, Pierre Soulages was known for the uncompromising nature of many of his artworks, and his persistent exploration into the color black.
Born in Aveyron, France in 1919, Pierre Soulages first became fascinated in art after seeing Celtic carvings in a local museum. He knew he wanted to be an artist from an early age, and after seeing a Modernist exhibition at the Louvre he enrolled at the… Read more
About the artwork
As is so often the case with the work of French artist Pierre Soulages, Sérigraphie No. 18 moves you with its depth and intensity. Fascinated more by how color reflects light than by color itself, his work has a luminous, otherworldly quality that makes you want to touch it.