Villers / Picasso - Coup de soleil

Aix en Provence - Audiovisuel - photographie - From June 15th to September 30th every day except Tuesday from 10am till 12.30pm and from 1.30pm till 6pm

Le Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme présente l'exposition Villers / Picasso - Coup de soleil qui retrace la collaboration artistique entre André Villers et Pablo Picasso.

L'exposition rassemble plus d'une soixantaine d'oeuvres photographiques présentant de manière inédite le dialogue et l'amitié entre les deux artistes Villers et Picasso, un travail de création à quatre mains de 1954 à 1962. Il s'agit d'une collaboration unique dans l'oeuvre de Picasso. Bien qu'ayant travaillé avec Dora Maar ou Brassai, jamais aucun de ces photographes n'a été aussi intimement associé par l'artiste à son travail de création.

Picasso fait la connaissance d'André Villers, par hasard, en mars 1953 alors qu'il travaille à ses céramiques chez un potier de Vallauris. Picasso a 72 ans, Villers 22. Cinquante ans les séparent mais une compréhension et une fusion artistique les rassemblent. S'ensuivent dix années de recherches et d'expérimentations artistiques qui tendent à transcender, détourner les frontières entre photographie et sculpture en jouant de ce qui les unit : lumière, ombre, creux, plein, forme et espace. Picasso découpe, modifie, épingle les photos de Villers pour en faire des collages. Villers les transforme, les interprète à son tour avant d'en faire de nouveaux clichés que Picasso découpera à nouveau.

De ces dix années de fusion artistique naît en 1962 Diurnes ouvrage entièrement préfacé par Jacques Prévert : 30 phototypes parmi un ensemble de 700 photogrammes réalisés à quatre mains par Picasso et Villers entre 1954 et 1961 y sont représentés. La totalité des 30 tirages 30x40 cm de Diurnes ainsi que le manuscrit de Jacques Prévert seront exposés au Pavillon de Vendôme.

Jacques Prévert a écrit son texte pour ce livre à la vue des images choisies en disant : On va l'appeler Diurnes. On en a marre des Nocturnes : A l'origine Picasso voulait en écrire la préface et l'intituler Coup de Soleil en référence au flash photographique.

Visites commentées de l'exposition tous les lundis et vendredis à 11h (sauf en août).

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    13, rue de la Molle ou
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    13100 Aix en Provence

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    13, rue de la Molle ou
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    13100 Aix en Provence

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