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Exhibitions Várfok Gallery 2016

Françoise Gilot

By 2016.06.11.December 11th, 2020No Comments
Françoise Gilot kiállítása - enteriőr, Várfok Galéria, 2016.

The exhibition is open from 30th June, 2016 - 30th July, 2016, from Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 to 18.00

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The highlight of this year’s programme at the Várfok Gallery is the solo exhibition of the 95-year-old, world-renowned artist, Françoise Gilot. This follows the exhibition of the work of Françoise Gilot (1921, Neully-Sur-Seine, France) last held in the Gallery in 2011 when an exciting selection of paper works were on show to the public. 

This exhibition is designed to provide a bold insight into the artist’s colourful oeuvre and will feature paintings as well as graphic works of a variety of genres taken from different periods. The exhibition will also include work of the Hungarian painter, Endre Rozsda, a close friend of Gilot until his death, and whose workshop in the 1940s was the scene of the beginning of Gilot’s artistic journey.

From her early childhood Gilot drew and painted and, after graduating from various academies during the war, in 1944 she met Picasso. Her biographical and theoretical writings, published during her later career, perfectly reflect her deep interest in the academic aspects of painting. Thanks to the two volumes written by her, also published in Hungary (‘Life with Picasso’, 1964 and ‘In the Arena with Picasso’, 2004), her relationship to one of the best known art masters of the 20th century is well documented. It is of little surprise therefore that the development of her painting could not escape the influences of Picasso – she wholeheartedly embraced theory which she mastered by practice. However, from the mid 1950s this influence lessened and she subsequently found her own mature style. Later she gained worldwide fame as a painter which she earned through her art, her work combining strong colours with a striving for simplicity as her paintings move between the borders of abstract and figurative imagery with the coordination of tonality of colour whilst, at the same time, she condenses her philosophical vision of the world into solid and bright compositions.

The Várfok Gallery has been working with Françoise Gilot since 2000 and this will be the seventh solo exhibition of her work held by the Gallery. Gilot, the last living witness of the 20th century’s artistic development, even after all these years continues both to work and attain international success as may be seen by the 2012 exhibition in one of the world’s leading galleries, the Gagosian Gallery, New York, where her work was shown together with works by Picasso. Further evidence of her international standing may be seen in the results of Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions where her early artworks have realised figures in the region of $500,000 – $600,000.

Françoise Gilot’s works are represented in numerous museums and galleries world wide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (USA), the Museum of Modern Art in New York (USA), the Centre Pompidou, Paris (F), the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris (F), the Musée de Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv (ISR) as well as in many prestigious private collections.

EXHIBITED WORKS:

Françoise Gilot: Afternoon Light
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Afternoon Light
2008 - 50x67 cm
graphite pencil on paper

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Approach
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Approach
1984 - 56x76 cm
gouache on paper

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Arched Gate
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Arched Gate
1994 - 66x51 cm
watercolour on paper
Private Collection

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Aude
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Aude
2014 - 50x67 cm
graphite pencil on paper

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Aurélia and an Owl
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Aurélia and an Owl
1966 - 66x49 cm
lithograph on paper (AP)

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Bird – Mask II.
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Bird - Mask II.
1985 - 76x56 cm
monotype on paper

July 13, 2019
Francoise Gilot Cornucopia
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Cornucopia
2004 - 47,5x37 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

December 19, 2019
Françoise Gilot: From the Heart
FRANÇOISE GILOT

From the Heart
1983 - 66x51 cm
ink on paper

July 13, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Green Nude
ENDRE ROZSDA

Green Nude
cca 1939 - 92x64,5 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Little Puckish
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Little Puckish
2016 - 50x67 cm
graphite pencil on paper

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Morning Light
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Morning Light
1999 - 60x73 cm
olaj, vászon

June 19, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Oriental City I.
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Oriental City I.
1977 - 50x66 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

December 19, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Phoenix Rising
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Phoenix Rising
1985 - 164x118 cm
acrylic paint on canvas - floating painting

June 19, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Phoenix Rising I.
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Phoenix Rising I.
1983 - 66x51 cm
ink on paper

July 13, 2019
Francoise Gilot Plants at the Window (Cluster of Leaves)
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Plants at the Window (Cluster of Leaves)
2004 - 30x40 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

December 19, 2019
Remembrance of a Dance
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Françoise Gilot: Remembrance of a Dance
1981 - 76x56 cm
monotype on paper

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Sea Breeze
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Sea Breeze
1985 - 106x75 cm
monotype on paper

July 13, 2019
Francoise Gilot Setting sun on the daffodils
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Setting sun on the daffodils
2006 - 35x45 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

December 19, 2019
Francoise Gilot Sun’s Fire
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Sun's Fire
2004 - 61x51 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

December 19, 2019
Françoise Gilot: The Gordian Knot V.
FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Gordian Knot V.
2008 - 73x92 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 19, 2019
Françoise Gilot: The Greek Horse
FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Greek Horse
1969 - 76x56 cm
lithograph on paper (95/100)

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: The Thread
FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Thread
2014 - 50x67 cm
graphite pencil on paper

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: The Way to the Village
FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Way to the Village
1994 - 66x51 cm
watercolour on paper

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Yseult
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Yseult
2014 - 50x67 cm
graphite pencil on paper

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Zeus
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Zeus
1993 - 76x54 cm
lithograph on paper (31/70)

July 13, 2019

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