(1901 - 1977)
In Cavaillès’ work, all canvas starts from plastic values and its particularity lies in its way of composing by colored interweaving, connected by arabesques in the local tone.
A born colorist, he “reasons” his paintings. To avoid the conflict that the bringing together of warm and cold local tones would cause, he interposes grays of all values, following Dufy’s advice: “You will be a colorist when you know how to use gray”.
Two themes come up as leitmotifs in his work: that of the still life and that of the open window. The latter sometimes developing an interior scene embellished with a figure.
Cavaillès paints directly on the canvas, with light modulations. His painting is imbued with silence, reflection and tells us his greed for everything.