French cultural life: Artist hits 100, film icon dies

A round up of the arts and culture stories creating a buzz in France in February 2020

1.  Happy Birthday, M. Soulages

The 100th birthday of France’s most famous living artist, Pierre Soulages, provides fans of his outrenoir, all-black works, plenty of viewing opportunities: the Louvre and Centre Pompidou are running major exhibitions until March 9.

Soulages (main picture above, in 2019) was born on December 24, 1919 in Rodez, and his fascination with black ink and paint began at an early age.

An aunt revealed that one day she saw Pierre, as a child, standing in front of a blank sheet of paper, dipping his pen ...

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