Lot 148
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FRANÇOIS BARBÂTRE | Corridor no. 1

3,000 - 5,000 EUR
4,375 EUR
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  • François Barbâtre
  • Corridor no. 1
  • signed
  • pastel on paper


Jacques Elbaz, Paris


Paris, Berggruen & Cie, Barbâtre: pastels et dessins, 1984; catalogue, np., illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

As a French self-taught painter known for his pastels and charcoals, François Barbâtre draws his inspiration from the works of Cézanne, Giacometti and Morandi. It is from 1977 that Barbâtre really mastered his technique and theorized the idea of "without support". "Without Support" refers to a painting by Mu-Chi (a Chinese painter, circa 1200-1250), "The Six Persimmons". The six persimmons are placed on a table that is not clearly represented. They are not in a vacuum but they come from another space, a paradoxical space, which echoes with Barbâtre’s Corridor Series. Numerous works of François Barbâtre are held by large public institutions such as the National Museum of Modern Art or the Centre Georges Pompidou.