Tate St Ives Exhibition

Huguette Caland

Image of Bribes de corps 1973 by Huguette Caland

Huguette Caland, Bribes de corps 1973, Oil on linen, 152.4 x 152.4 cm. Courtesy Caland Family

Lebanese artist Huguette Caland has her first UK museum solo exhibition at Tate St Ives

Shifting between figuration and abstraction, Caland's large, colourful canvases and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will offer a delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit.

After moving to Paris from Beirut in 1970, Caland achieved artistic recognition with her exuberant and erotically charged paintings that challenged traditional conventions of beauty and desire. The female physique is a recurrent motif in her work, often painted like landscapes with voids and mountain-like forms.

Born in Lebanon in 1931, Caland studied art at the American University of Beirut and lived in Paris and California for many years.

Huguette Caland Bribes de corps 1973 Courtesy Huguette Caland

Huguette Caland
Bribes de corps 1973
Courtesy Caland Family

Huguette Caland Madame (Mrs) 1980 Courtesy Huguette Caland

Huguette Caland
Madame (Mrs)
1980
Courtesy Caland Family

Huguette Caland Madame visage (Mrs Face) 1980 Courtesy Huguette Caland

Huguette Caland
Madame visage (Mrs Face) 1980
Courtesy Caland Family

Huguette Caland Mustafa acrobate (Mustafa Acrobat) 1971

Huguette Caland
Mustafa acrobate (Mustafa Acrobat) 1971
Courtesy Caland Family

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
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Dates

24 May – 1 September 2019