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Yves Saint-Laurent

Les quatre saisons (4)

Yves Saint-Laurent

Yves Saint-Laurent

Les quatre saisons (4)

Les quatre saisons (4)

Yves Saint-Laurent

1936 - 2008

Les quatre saisons (4)


gouache on paper

17,2 x 10,2 cm ; 6¾x 4 in.

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Yves Saint-Laurent

1936 - 2008

Les quatre saisons (4)


gouache sur papier

17,2 x 10,2 cm ; 6¾x 4 in.

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Private Collection, France

Ces quatre magnifiques gouaches d’Yves Saint Laurent révèlent à elles seules la palette d’un peintre, celle qui fait vibrer les visages, accessoirisant ceux-ci de fleurs, pareilles à des bijoux posés comme des fards sur la peau. N’est-ce pas Yves Saint Laurent le premier à avoir osé lancer des blushs rose Magenta, un mascara bleu Majorelle ? On retrouve bien sûr une inspiration première à travers ces profils néo-classiques, empruntés au trait de Jean Cocteau, vénérés par le couturier, et qui se détachent sur des fonds abstraits, aplats chromatiques organisés en rectangles, en bandeaux. Ces gouaches révèlent l’obsession d’Yves Saint Laurent pour les lignes pures, son souci de parer, sans rien encombrer.

 

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These four magnificent gouaches by Yves Saint Laurent alone reveal the palette of a painter, one that makes faces vibrate, accessorising them with flowers, like jewels placed as though they were blushes on the skin. Was it not Yves Saint Laurent who first dared to launch Magenta pink blushes and Majorelle blue mascara? Of course, we find a primary inspiration in these neo-classical profiles, borrowed from Jean Cocteau, who was revered by the couturier, and which stand out against abstract backgrounds, chromatic 2D images organised in rectangles and in bands. These gouaches reveal Yves Saint Laurent's obsession with pure lines, his desire to adorn without cluttering.