Max PAPART |
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France 1911 - 1994
Master printmaker, born in Marseille, he learned the techniques of classic engraving in 1936 in Paris. In 1960, he added to the classic processes the technique of etching with carborundum invented by his friend Henri Goetz. In the years 1969-73 Papart taught printmaking at the University of Paris VIII-Vincennes. He continues to make his own plates and to supervise the hand printing of his prints.
One of the most intriguing intellectual concepts which Papart achieves in his two-dimensional, semi-cubistic style is a "window" through which the viewer senses the past or future, or even another time or place. This development has become more pronounced since 1981 and in recent years it is seen even more graphically in such works as Circle, Indian Summer, Dreams, and Silent Woman. It has been said the Papart does not "paint," he "composes." His compositions come together in a symphony of line, shape and color.
Working in a Cubist style, he depicts circus scenes, flirting couples, soaring birds and similar cheerful subjects with flat, overlapping planes of contrasting colors and textures which suggest many levels of depth. Often he ...
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