Brou de noix 65,7 X 50,1 cm, 1947
The donation represents nearly 100 paper paintings including the invaluable “Broux de noix”.
Begun in the middle of the 1940s, they highlight a technique specifically used by craftsman and express Soulages’ early and very own conception of abstraction.
Rarely exhibited in public collections, the works of the 1946s-1948s rank among the artist’s major art pieces, in the same way the Outrenoirs did right from 1979. The paper paintings make up a unique ensemble, which leads up to the clean linear gouaches from the 70s.