Éloge de la Lumière
Pierre Soulages - Tanabe Chikuunsai IV. In praise of light
- Brings together two masters of light and darkness, materiality and abstraction, French painter Pierre Soulages and Japanese bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV
- The catalogue for a show at the Baur Foundation in Switzerland, a museum of Far Eastern Art, from November 2021 – March 2022
This catalogue documents an exhibition at the Baur Foundation that brings together work by the French painter Pierre Soulages (b.1919) and the Japanese master bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV (b. 1973). Soulages, still working at 102 years old, has painted almost exclusively in black since 1979 and is known as the “master of luminous blacks”. Tanabe Chikuunsai IV is a renowned bamboo artist, known for his twisting organic sculptures and room-sized installations made from tiger or black bamboo. The aim of this exhibition is to explore how their work resonates, despite different approaches, in the dark and light effects of their materials.
Text in French and English.
Published to accompany an exhibition at the Baur Foundation in Switzerland, a museum of Far Eastern Art, from November 2021–March 2022.
- 5 Continents Editions
- Publish date
- 8th Nov 2021
- Paperback / softback
- World excluding Italy and France
- 210 mm x 210 mm
- 96 Pages
- 50 color