June 11, 2018
Exhibitions: Sallard, To the Rythm of the Seasons
Persian Miniatures, Pleasure
WORKS AND DAYS: FROM VINE TO WINE (LES TRAVAUX ET LES JOURS : DE LA VIGNE AU VIN)
Dry pastel - © Bertrand Sallard, 2017-2018
THE SITTING WOMAN AND WINE
Unknown artist, 17th century, Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran
Bertrand Sallard was born in the South of Morocco, which left a lasting impression on him and a passion for distant horizons. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris from 1969 to 1973. It was here that he discovered oriental art, philosophy and the works of Staël. These influences have shaped his work, which seeks out transcendence and simplicity.
After a stay on a Pacific island, he settled in Burgundy, where he has lived since 1975. His paintings have successively explored several abstract paths, such as 'Calligraphy' (works in black ink, influenced by oriental art) then 'Miniatures' (small compositions built on harmonies of colors). Since 2002, he has used dry pastels for a large series of colored 'Variations', based on wide overlapping vertical lines.
The French Public Art Collection has bought one of his paintings.