MUSÉE GRANET, AIX-EN-PROVENCE (FR)   18 November 2017 - 11 March 2018

Tal Coat. La liberté farouche de peindre

Finishing the year devoted to him, the Musée Granet presents an exceptional retrospective dedicated to painter Pierre Tal Coat, whose work has featured in the museum’s collections since 1985.

Curators : Jean-Pascal Léger and Bruno Ely

Spread over 500 m2, the public can discover in a chronological fashion almost 180 artworks representative of the artist’s career; from his figurative and sometimes Expressionist beginnings to the period rapidly qualified as ‘abstract’ following his stay in Aix (1940 to 1956), where his work evolved considerably influenced by the unique light of Provence.

Admired and loved by some of the most important creators of the 20th century, Pierre Tal Coat (1905-1985), whose name means ‘wooden forehead’ in the Breton language, was often referred to as the painter of painters.




© Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence

Work on loan