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Bernard Buffet – Marguerites et Iris

Bernard Buffet, Marguerites et Iris, is an original Lithograph made in 1970.  It is signed and annotated “Bon a Tirer.’  Aside from Edition of 150. Sorlier 196.

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.

Title

Marguerites et Iris

Alt. Title

Daisies and Iris

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1970

Signature

Signed, annotated

Catalogue Raisonné

Sorlier 196

Size 30 x 22.5 (in)
76 x 57 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Bernard Buffet, Marguerites et Iris, is an original Lithograph made in 1970.  It is signed and annotated “Bon a Tirer.’  Aside from Edition of 150. Sorlier 196.

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.

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Title

Marguerites et Iris

Alt. Title

Daisies and Iris

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1970

Signature

Signed, annotated

Catalogue Raisonné

Sorlier 196

Size 30 x 22.5 (in)
76 x 57 (cm)
Price Price on Request