• Short Summary

    THEY WERE BARELY DRY TODAY (THURSDAY) -- THE SEVEN ENORMOUS CANVASES REVEALED TO THE PARISIAN PUBLIC THIS MORNING WHICH CONSTITUTE BUFFET 68, LATEST EXHIBITION BY THE STRIKING FRENCH ARTIST BERNARD BUFFET.

  • Description

    THEY WERE BARELY DRY TODAY (THURSDAY) -- THE SEVEN ENORMOUS CANVASES REVEALED TO THE PARISIAN PUBLIC THIS MORNING WHICH CONSTITUTE BUFFET 68, LATEST EXHIBITION BY THE STRIKING FRENCH ARTIST BERNARD BUFFET. IT HAS TAKEN BUFFET THE LAST SIX MONTHS OF ELONGATED LINES AND DISTORTED POSTURES TO PRODUCE A SATIRICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BEACH, ITS BATHERS, AND THEIR ASSORTED PARAPHANALIA.

    BUFFET MAINTAINS HIS LIKING FOR MUTED COLOURS, BUT IMBUES HIS LINES WITH A DECEPTIVE COMPLEXITY. HIS CANVASES APPROACH THEIR SUBJECTS FROM THE LEAST EXPECTED OF ANGLES, AND HE REVELS IN THE PERSPECTIVE DISTORTION OF THE SUNBATHING FORMS. THE PAINTINGS ARE ALSO VERY BIG -- ONE OF THEM UP TO 25 FEET (7 METRES 20) LONG.

    SO LONG WERE THE PAINTINGS, THAT BUFFET DECIDED TO CARRY THEM OUT NOT IN HIS STUDIO, BUT BEHIND THE GALLERY 'DAVID ET GARNIER' IN WHICH THEY ARE BEING EXHIBITED. THEY ARE NOT FOR SALE -- THEY WILL STAY IN THE GALLERY UNTIL BUFFET CHOOSES TO REINSTALL THEM IN HIS CASTLE IN BRITANNY OR HIS PALATIAL APARTMENT IN THE INVALIDES.

    THE ARTIST HIMSELF DID NOT ATTEND THE OPENING, BUT PREFERRED TO STAY WITH HIS WIFE ANNABEL IN BRITANNY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3CJM85ACYGY1KK66NZYCP0KR8
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CJM85ACYGY1KK66NZYCP0KR8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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