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Les Moulins

Les Moulins (The Windmills), 1953 by Bernard Buffet is an original colored lithograph. This print is signed on the lower right margin with pencil and numbered an edition of 220. Sorlier 3.

Bernard Buffet was a French Expressionist painter. Best known for his representational work, Buffet’s paintings are often figurative, graphic, and central in their compositions. A bold rejecter of abstract art altogether, Buffet was a member of the anti-abstraction group L’homme Témoin, or the Witness-Man, which passionately argued for the importance of representational art at a time when abstraction began to dominate the critical conversation. Les Moulinis an example of how rather than creating abstract works, Buffet sought after a realistic representation of life in his landscapes.

His oeuvre revolved around ideas of art history, death, sexuality, popular culture, and politics while often directly referencing contemporary events and artists.

Title

Les Moulins

Alt. Title

The Windmills

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1953

Edition

220

Catalogue Raisonné

Sorlier 3

Signature

Signed

Size 15 x 22.25 (in)
38 x 56.5 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Les Moulins (The Windmills), 1953 by Bernard Buffet is an original colored lithograph. This print is signed on the lower right margin with pencil and numbered an edition of 220. Sorlier 3.

Bernard Buffet was a French Expressionist painter. Best known for his representational work, Buffet’s paintings are often figurative, graphic, and central in their compositions. A bold rejecter of abstract art altogether, Buffet was a member of the anti-abstraction group L’homme Témoin, or the Witness-Man, which passionately argued for the importance of representational art at a time when abstraction began to dominate the critical conversation. Les Moulinis an example of how rather than creating abstract works, Buffet sought after a realistic representation of life in his landscapes.

His oeuvre revolved around ideas of art history, death, sexuality, popular culture, and politics while often directly referencing contemporary events and artists.

Bernard Buffet was a French Expressionist painter. Best known for his representational work, Buffet’s paintings are often figurative, graphic, and central in their compositions. A bold rejecter of abstract art altogether, Buffet was a member of the anti-abstraction group L’homme Témoin, or the Witness-Man, which passionately argued for the importance of representational art at a time when abstraction began to dominate the critical conversation. His oeuvre revolved around ideas of art history, death, sexuality, popular culture, and politics while often directly referencing contemporary events and artists. Buffet had an extremely prolific career, painting over 8,000 works and garnering widespread popularity and acclaim, including dozens of international exhibitions and honors such as being inducted into the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1974. Born in Paris, France on July 10, 1928, the artist took his own life after a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s disease on October 4, 1999 in Tourtour, France at the age of 71.

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Title

Les Moulins

Alt. Title

The Windmills

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1953

Edition

220

Catalogue Raisonné

Sorlier 3

Signature

Signed

Size 15 x 22.25 (in)
38 x 56.5 (cm)
Price Price on Request