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Galerie David et Garnier – 6 Avenue Matignon Paris

Galerie David et Garnier – 6 Avenue Matignon Paris, 1959 by Bernard Buffet is an original etching poster.

The Galerie David et Garnier is a Parisian art gallery that conserves its original location in 6 Avenue Matignon. The founder Maurice Garnier, known for its collaboration and friendship with the painter Bernard Buffet, perished in 2014. In 1948 he obtained the 25% of the agreement that tied the artist to the parisian art Emmanuel Davit, before obtaining the exclusivity of the artist’s representation. Starting from 1977, Garnier devotes its activity entirely to Bernard Buffet, for whom he strongly supported the creation of a dedicated museum.

Title

Galerie David et Garnier – 6 Avenue Matignon Paris

Medium

Etching Poster

Year

1959

Size 30 x 22 (in)
76 x 56 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Galerie David et Garnier – 6 Avenue Matignon Paris, 1959 by Bernard Buffet is an original etching poster.

The Galerie David et Garnier is a Parisian art gallery that conserves its original location in 6 Avenue Matignon. The founder Maurice Garnier, known for its collaboration and friendship with the painter Bernard Buffet, perished in 2014. In 1948 he obtained the 25% of the agreement that tied the artist to the parisian art Emmanuel Davit, before obtaining the exclusivity of the artist’s representation. Starting from 1977, Garnier devotes its activity entirely to Bernard Buffet, for whom he strongly supported the creation of a dedicated museum.

Although frequently viewed as heavy and foreboding, there is also a level of beauty in the work of Bernard Buffet. His style is defined by “dry” straight lines revealing the shape of buildings and bodies. His works show elongated, emaciated figures and structures and lend a feeling of despair and loneliness. He shows Paris itself, traditionally portrayed as lively and colorful, in a hard and lifeless manner. While predecessors like Renior and Caillebotte used rain and stippled light to give beauty to each Parisian world they depicted, Buffet shows us the grace in the city’s structure, relying on the importance of drawing, the basis of all great work. This fundamental and visually heavy approach actually shows us the underlying beauty of such a popular and visually pleasing city.

Buffet’s style represents the split between French and Contemporary art and often carries the classification “Social Realism.” Even as he progressed in his career, this style remained the same, although the subject of landscapes became more prominent in the 1970s. After moving around France, he eventually settled in the southern region near Tourtour in 1986. The new environment produced a change in color palette and attitude toward subject matter, yet Buffet’s landscapes remained as cold and severe as in his work from 30 years earlier.

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Title

Galerie David et Garnier – 6 Avenue Matignon Paris

Medium

Etching Poster

Year

1959

Size 30 x 22 (in)
76 x 56 (cm)
Price Price on Request