“When speaking of light, in connection with black, this sounds paradoxical. However, in reality, black is a colour of light. You cannot imagine there to be light without black being there, also,” explains Pierre Soulages, one of the most important French artists of the post-war period.
In addition to his paintings, his glass window works for the abbey in Conques and his self-designed house in Sete seem like poems made up of light and space. Using eighty specially selected own works, the brilliant artist talks about the individual segments of his creative period and provides an insight into the philosophy and aesthetics of his poetic work.
Art Lives, from Arthaus, is a powerful and arresting series of documentaries on artists and art movements released for the first time on DVD in the English language.