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

Françoise Gilot’s (b. 1921, Neully-sur-Seine/F) art is characterized by vibrant colours and dynamic shapes. A conscious artist, Gilot’s work is primarily concerned with symbolic thinking and a deep involvement with the audience. Therefore, even her most abstract paintings contain clues to the underlying message in the form of familiar shapes, thought-provoking symbols, intense colours or a revealing choice of title. A successor of Matisse's flamboyant palette, Gilot's paintings are based on the contrast between warm and cold nuances. Frequently, the bright and clear colours produce geometric shapes and symbols. Sometimes figurative, but never narrative, these compositions are brought to life by the dynamism of silhouettes, turning characters and objects into symbols.

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