Pierre Soulages
Etching No. 2 1952

Artwork details

Artist
Pierre Soulages born 1919
Title
Etching No. 2
Date 1952
Medium Etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions Image: 380 x 553 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1985
Reference
P77116
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Soulages first exhibited large paintings in this style in 1947. His work is generally described as a form of 'Gesture' painting because the heavy brushstrokes which describe calligraphic patterns on the surface of the canvas reflect the physical movement of the artist's body. As in this print he customarily combines black with the controlled addition of primary colours.

August 2004

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