Françoise Gilot: New paintings May 31, 2007 - July 27, 2007
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Françoise Gilot (1921), known and reknown world-wide, was born into a family of the French middle classes, and has been painting since the age of five. After studies in law, she chose a career in the arts as her vocation. In between the years 1941 and 1942 she took painting lessons from the Hungarian artist Endre Rozsda, who at the time, was staying in Paris. Françoise Gilot is represented by the Várfok Gallery in Hungary, and has been organising exhibitions for her since 1999. Gilot’s early works mostly manifest Matisse’s influence, his joie de vie is what she mainly soaked up; the balance between brilliant, pure colours and the play of purposeful lines have stayed as her dominant principle since the beginning. The artist first met Pablo Picasso in 1943, a determining acquaintance all through her life. Françoise Gilot became Picasso’s companion starting from 1946 until 1954, they had two children; Paloma and Claude Picasso. Gilot built up an autonomous artistic world whilst with him; it represents a version of cubist abstraction that relies on playful drawing-like solutions. Gilot fundamentally is a colorist painter, which she explains with her Northern roots. She is a Northerner fascinated by the light and colours of the Southern ambience. Other than that, the exploration of drawing and structure preoccupies her.
In her work she strives for a sort of minimalism;she endeavours to spare the material, to say the most with the least possible elements. To her painting is the art of silence,’the escape into freedom. After her colourful period hits a kind of climax around 1954, delicate transitional tones, shades of grey, pink light captivate her. She regards her oeuvre as a never-ending pilgrimage, where the covered journey gains significance over the destination. Françoise Gilot lives in France and the United States, whilst developping the best traditions of the École de Paris, adding her own life’s work, rich with fantasy. The exhibition displays her most recent paintings.


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