Pierre Soulages exhibition

Exhibition “Soulages XXI Century” at the Villa Medici, Rome, March 2 – June 16  2013


The first personal exhibition in Italy dedicated to the greatest living French painter.

The exhibition entitled Soulages XXIst Century, organized by the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici and the Lyons Musée des Beaux-Arts, highlights how this master, considered to be the greatest representative of French abstraction and who has been internationally recognized since the early 1940s, is also truly a “contemporary” artist. At over 92, he still continues his in-depth investigation of abstract painting, exploring new possibilities stemming from the demanding premises on which he has based his practice since the very beginning of his activity as a painter.


The exhibition Soulages XXIst Century, at Villa Medici, from March 2 to June 16, 2013, will concentrate on the most recent developments of his work, presenting an important selection of paintings, chosen together with the artist by its two curators: Éric de Chassey, director of the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, and Sylvie Ramond, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyons.

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This exhibition has been organized thanks to the faithful support of the partners of the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici. Amundi, main partner of the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici La Maison Zilli, and its president Alain Schimel.