- Debré Olivier (1920-1999)
Born in 1920 in Paris, french artist Olivier Debré is a major representative of post-war lyrical abstraction.
In 1938, Debré entered the architecture section of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, where he joined the studio of his uncle Jacques Debat-Ponsan and at the same time assiduously attended Le Corbusier’s studio. However, in the beginning of the 1940s, Debré abandoned architecture to concentrate on painting. At that time, his meeting with Picasso had a decisive influence. Indeed, from then on, he sought to express his emotions without using representation. He produced his first Signes personnages, which were later followed by the Signes paysages. Gradually his work became more colourful and transparent. In his Signes paysages, Debré applies to translate a sensation, a feeling of nature beyond what we see of the landscape. "I don't want to be a landscape artist, I translate the emotion that is in me in front of the landscape, but not the landscape."
The present work by Olivier Debré is part of a portfolio of works called Olympic Centennial Suite, a series of graphic works published by the International Olympic Committee to commemorate the centenary of modern Olympism. The folder is made up of 50 lithographs by international artists representative of the various contemporary artistic trends.
- No title from the series Olympic Centennial Suite
- Silkscreen on Vélin d'Arches 270 gsm paper
- Signed lower right
- Numbered 110/250 lower left
- 90 x 63 cm
- Not Framed