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Pierre Lemaire

Date of birth : 1920

Country : France


French painter.

Lemaire’s work is dominated by colour and balance as well as organised composition. It is marked by the discovery and contemplation of the frescos by Giotto, Piero della Francesca and Carpaccio.

The balanced composition, in which the line is deliberately angular, is based on solid, strongly structured zones of colour. Lemaire works on the pigment of colours in shade, and the masses of red ochre, brown ochre, earth and slate combine with the swathes of light creating subtle passages of contrasting tones.


Modern Art Museum of Paris, Museums of Nantes, Chamalières, Cholet