L'œuvre Other White (Autre blanc) - Centre Pompidou


Other White (Autre blanc)


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Crédit photographique : © Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Sam Francis Foundation, California / Adagp, Paris

À propos de l'œuvre

Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)

Other White

(Autre blanc)

(Autre blanc)


Huile sur toile

205,5 x 190,5 cm

Achat de l'Etat, attribution 1974

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1974-15

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

American artist Sam Francis, who lived in Paris between 1950 and 1958, found inspiration first in the grey light of the capital and then in the intenser luminosity of Aix-en-Provence. Here he presents a white that pervades the whole surface of the canvas, itself pervaded by the diaphanous, greyish blue of barely articulated marks that evokes, says J.-J. Sweeney, “the substance of which light is made”. Writing in the catalogue of the show at the Rive Droite gallery where this painting was first exhibited in 1956, critic Georges Duthuit quotes Francis as saying: “I feel that white is like the...

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