(1911 - 1974)
” Beaucé’s art reflects a violent vision of a certain reality”
After having lived for several years in Algeria and in particular at Villa Abd El Tif where he was a scholarship holder from 1946 to 1948, André Beaucé (1911-1974) returned to France in 1949 and resumed his teaching at the Schools of Paris.
His painting is then powerfully expressionist, free from any system. In the 1950s, we notice vigorous, uncompromising, intense portraits, captured in an almost caricatural way.
The tones, always very mounted, are opposed with force in a composition cut with vigor.
After the dark years of the war, Beaucé’s art reflects a violent vision of a certain reality that is always brutal and yet magnificent.