L'œuvre Michel Tapié soleil - Centre Pompidou


Michel Tapié soleil


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Crédit photographique : © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Adagp, Paris

À propos de l'œuvre

Jean Dubuffet (1901 - 1985)

Michel Tapié soleil

[août 1946]

Graviers, sable, filasse sur isorel

110,2 x 87,8 cm

Achat avec la participation du Fonds du Patrimoine, 1992

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1992-42

Description for the presentation 2013-2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

In the series “Plus beaux qu’ils croient” Jean Dubuffet produced a number of astonishing and humorous portraits. Here he pays tribute to his friend, the critic Michel Tapié, representing him with an outsized head and a tiny body with hands spread in a star, reminiscent of children’s drawings – whose authentic character he appreciated. In a substance mingled with “poor” materials, three perfunctory cuts define the model’s face: close-set eyes and a long nose.

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