It’s Day 154 and for some reason I’ve been doing an abundant amount of French painters recently…probably because I’ve been into Lyrical Abstraction also know as Tachisme? Maybe not…who knows? I had a good (I think) therapy session today…cried like a big old baby, which made my body feel great! Lots of positive and uplifting things going on in my life, but for right now join me in celebrating Pierre Fichet today. His wikipedia bio was a little scant so I tried my best in finding other sources for more backstory on him. Enjoy!
Pierre Fichet belongs to the second generation of post second world war abstract painters and is a Lyrical Abstraction artist. His first abstract work was in 1947.
In 1952: first exhibition at la maison des Beaux-arts of Paris.
In 1954: first exhibition of an abstract work at galerie Arnaud in Paris.
In 1959, becomes an observer member of GIAP groupe international d’architecture prospective created by Michel Ragon withYona Friedman, Paul Maymont, Georges Patrix and Nicolas Schoeffer.
His funeral was held on January 13, 2007 at Saint-Léonard’s church in Croissy-sur-Seine (Yvelines, France).
Biography above is from wikipedia.
Okay, this may be funny, but I found a short bio in French and had to translate it…I
tried to make what didn’t make sense grammatically into something readable! Here goes…
When a fourteen year old decides to devote his life to painting, he must be led by an unusual strength.
Pierre Fichet (1927-2007) was a painter of the energy, enthusiasm. Strongly influenced by religion, the painter began , in 1964 , a major study work on the theme of the Cross . In this second generation of abstract painting that reveals itself in the fifties, lyrical abstraction is supported by a number of renowned artists. Gesture, the whole body go into the painting. Chez Pierre Fichet , the sacred dimension underlies . When the artist spoke of his painting, his speech was borrowing an intense fervor, inhabited by a sacred fire.
” Face painting, he proclaimed , it may be that we are afraid it may happen that we have
a mad desire as the face of love , or whether we be comforted as prayer. This may seem excessive to gravity hedonists, supporters of the ” nice painting “, but this is precisely the gravity test which leads to greater joy and fulfillment of man. ”
I hope that bit made some sort of sense! That was all I could find on this wonderful artist. And I didn’t want to murder the French language any more than I had to. I hope you enjoy my tribute to him and I’ll see you tomorrow on Day 155! I still can’t believe I’m still painting!