Buffet and the 1940’s-50’s - Paintings Confronting Absurdity

Bernard Buffet Museum

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[Image: Bernard Buffet "Nantes" (1951) oil]

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In the late 1940s Bernard Buffet debuted his young talent in the galleries of Paris, unveiling paintings filled with isolation and emptiness, filled with a feeling of repression, underscored by the aggressive cuts of his lines upon the canvas. These creations were born from a time when France was in exhaustion and confusion after the war, while art and culture brought an explosive energy within a specific political context and certain patrons rallied to support young artists’ work. This exhibition places a new focus upon the early works of Buffet and the background from which they emerged, opening a question towards the very “shock” of his distinct expressions.

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from June 21, 2015 to September 06, 2016

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Bernard Buffet

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