Gérard Garouste

Date of birth : 1946

Country : France

French painter.

Garouste soon became the leader of a post-modern movement, whose intention was a back to basics of great painting, promoting the mastery of technique to render the subject. In 1983 he undertook an order for a ceiling in the Elysée palace.

Full of mythological and biblical references, his work is marked by a dark and even tragic atmosphere in which characters reappear as symbols of a strange kind of theatricality.

The two etchings presented here are characteristic of the artist’s taste for luxurious baroque and are clearly inspired by theatre, characters and décor.

National Modern Art Museum – Pompidou Centre, Cartier Foundation in Paris, State Museum in Amsterdam, Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, Ernst Museum in Budapest, Santa Monica Museum of Art.